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Re: Allowing unprivileged users to use some router functions
Robert Golovniov <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> else, I will perhaps go for that. The problem is that at least one
> machine on that mini-network will use WinXP, which at times means that
> unnecessary packets want to go to out.
It's been a while since I was on a dialup, AFAIR you can configure ppp
to accept only a limited set of packet types as valid reasons to dial.
Make sure the less useful traffice never gets to iniate a call.
> If the connection is brough up for each such false call, it may end
> up in a heave phone bill. Settin a reasonable timeout period so that
> the connection is not dropped every now and then would also make the
> bill heavier. I have to take this factor into consideration.
Yes, I remember struggling with similar concerns. You should be able
to define pretty exactly which kinds of traffic gets to initiate a
call and keep it alive, and what is never allowed to escape your LAN
under any circumstances.
> Would it be possible to create a kind of Webmin module for such needs?
Possibly. Unfortunately I don't know enough about the software you
mention to offer any really useful input, though.
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
"First, we kill all the spammers" The Usenet Bard, "Twice-forwarded tales"