[ubuntu-uk] Locking down Firefox settings

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Fri Jan 30 14:10:19 GMT 2009

Quoting Alistair Crust <alistair at skegnessgrammar.org>:

> On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 17:44 +0000, Rob Beard wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I was wondering if anyone knew how to lock down the settings on Firefox
>> on Ubuntu 8.04?
>> Basically I'm nearly done setting up an LTSP Server and I want to make
>> sure that no one who logs on can fiddle with the settings.  I've got
>> Tinyproxy and Dansguardian installed and working but only if I manually
>> specify the proxy settings.  I found something about entering some
>> settings in /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.cfg which I have entered (details
>> here: http://m.linuxjournal.com/article/9044) but I'm finding I can
>> enable and disable the Firefox proxy settings and alter the rest of the
>> settings as I please.

Use shorewall as the on-board firewall and setup a transparent proxy  
using th instructions found at:

1) http://www.shorewall.net/Shorewall_Squid_Usage.html#Transparent
3) http://osdir.com/ml/linux.terminal-server.general/2003-05/msg00220.html

Hope this helps,


Matthew Macdonald-Wallace
matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk

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