Allow specific users and block all others

Started by Edmond419

Edmond419

Allow specific users and block all others   03 June 2011, 20:11

Hi all

I have a setup in which it will track all the individual user's bandwidth usage

I want to:
Allow only specific users to access the internet, while blocking all others. But I also want to keep my current setup of tracking individual user's usage. How can I do that?

I tried going about creating a rule at the end of selecting "blocked" net speed, then the source (inverted so it is "Source Is Not"wink is on a group that I created for people that I wanted to allow access, then the destination is "any ip address".

Then I tested the config but the non-allowed users could still access

please help

Allow specific users but block all others   07 June 2011, 09:06

If you already have rules that allow access by IP address, you can block everything else by a filter at the bottom of your existing filters.

If a user's traffic is caught by another filter first, they will still have access. You only need to block everything else last. You shouldn't need to specify IP addresses in a blocked rule on your current setup.

One last rule you will need to have up the top of your list, or before a block rule, is a rule to allow ARP protocol to work. Without this, users would eventually loose access to the Internet because they wouldn't be able to perform address resolution from IP to MAC.

Cheers,
Gavin.

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