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MarkyMark
2006-10-24, 04:05
Hi community,

I have just ordered a SB3, and while waiting for this thing to arrive I have installed SlimServer 6.5.0. I run a Small Business Server 2003 with ISA Server as firewall & proxy, and - correctly so - ISA denies SoftSqueeze/SlimServer access to the web. I have added the proxy in the settings, however I have no idea where to enter the authentication information? Can you help me to get SlimServer into contact the the web?

Thanks in advance & kind regards

Mark

PS: User:Password@proxy:port doesn't work for me.

mherger
2006-10-24, 04:51
> I have added the proxy in the
> settings, however I have no idea where to enter the authentication
> information? Can you help me to get SlimServer into contact the the
> web?

I think we had this topic before. (see my little successful request
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=14887)

And imho there's currently no way to add authentication. You could add
some rules to ISA which allow the SlimServer to leave the network on well
defined ports (80, 8080) without authentication. Or enable basic
authentication (disable "integrated authentication" or whatever this
Windows only thing is called in ISA server).

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MarkyMark
2006-10-24, 07:17
Hi Michael,

no problem - I have seen your post before ;-) Just thought I'd ask a second time. I'll try implementing some rules, even though that would mean poking holes into my firewall. I would guess that most proxies require some sort of auth, so do you know if this issue is on the "wish list" for future releases at all?

I have seen some SSH-setting for proxies on Softsqueeze, though I haven't played around with it. Do you have any experience with those?

Thanks for your quick reply! Kind regards from southern Germany,

Mark

mherger
2006-10-24, 09:49
> I would guess that most proxies
> require some sort of auth,

Not always. Some aren't configured at user level but just do their work
independantly of whom is accessing the net.

> so do you know if this issue is on the "wish
> list" for future releases at all?

No idea. You'd have to search bug.slimdevices.com

> I have seen some SSH-setting for proxies on Softsqueeze, though I
> haven't played around with it. Do you have any experience with those?

That's a different thing: they're mostly used to connect from at work (the
hotel... wherever) to your slimserver at home.

> Thanks for your quick reply! Kind regards from southern Germany,

If you're from Germany: have you seen the discussion I had with Speedi on
this very topic in the german forum?

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=14862

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MarkyMark
2006-10-29, 05:29
Hi Michael,

sorry for the long gap & thanks for the link to your discussion with Speedi. I just wanted to reply back that my SB3 arrived after just 3 (!!!) days from my initial order - and I am absolutely happy with it. I have ordered it originally to listen to my music on the server, however I am mostly listening to webradio now ;-)

I have managed to get web access for SB3 with just a couple of steps:

1.) defined a reservation within my DHCP server fpr SB with a fixed IP. This might be optional for other people, but was a requirement for my specific network setup.

2.) went to the server/workstation runing SlimServer and changed the service to run under a new account which has web access privileges (if security is of minor concern you could use the admin account as a test, however I would not suggest to use this account for an extended period of time)

3.) defined a web access rule in ISA just for my SB, which has a defined IP now.

4.) restarted SlimServer and voilá ;-)

Hope this helps some other folks running SBS with ISA until there is some form of authentication implemented in SlimServer.

Thanx again for your help!

Cheers,

Mark

mherger
2006-10-29, 10:57
> 2.) went to the server/workstation runing SlimServer and changed the
> service to run under a new account which has web access privileges (if

Ha! That's a thing I didn't think of before. Great news.

> Hope this helps some other folks running SBS with ISA until there is
> some form of authentication implemented in SlimServer.

Thanks for that feedback. I'm always happy to see solutions as well, not
only requests :-)

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