RE: proxy rewrite and consortium question
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- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 10:44:23 -0400
- From: "Rutherford, John (Library)" <Rutherford@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: proxy rewrite and consortium question
With multiple libraries sharing the wam proxy
system you almost have to have the multiple IP
product add-on from Innovative. With only one
ip you will have problems with some vendors that
do not permit the same IP address in multiple
accounts, and it is very difficult to prevent
users from a library that does not subscribe to
a product from getting there through the proxy.
With the multiple IP's you can give each member
library 1 or more addresses of their own. This has
been working well for us, though it takes some time
to update all of your vendors with the new addresses.
Conn State Univ.
From: Kong, Yi - HPL [mailto:Yi.Kong@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 9:38 AM
Subject: proxy rewrite and consortium question
Houston Area Library Automated Network is a library consortium with 8 member
libraries. As of sharing a III proxy server by seven of them, we found some
problem at in-library usage. We gave all the terminals IP in member
libraries service level 3 in access table and gave all database verify level
3 in WAN table. The problem is those databases subscribed by only one or
partial libraries. For example, db 1 was subscribed by only library a, but
in library b, a user can go to library a's page and click the link. Because
it has a service level 3, he get in without a password prompt. The ptype and
DB id which were set with the database are not checked at all. We can raise
those libraries' service level, that doesn't solve the problem of access
control of other libraries' database. Most libraries have their special
Some libraries as posted are using two or more IP and some libraries are
using two links for in-house and remote use. Maybe we missed some points?
Otherwise does any body has new ideas?
Any suggestions will be appreciated
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