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Monday, November 07, 2005

ISA2004 and Macintosh Computers

Eriq Neale has written a couple of nice blog entries recently on issues involved in connecting MAC's through ISA2004.

Instructions on how to allow Macintosh computers to work through ISA2004 as securenat clients. A securenat client is a non-Windows operating system client computer that wishes to access the Internet while not having ISA 2004 act as a Proxy for them.

Internet Access for Macintoshes behind ISA 2004

Comment: I'd prefer that the Macintosh computers be configured as Web Proxy Clients and use a browser that supports proxy settings. Any other apps on the Mac that do not support proxy can be handled as any non-authenticating application.

How to Publish Timbuktu to one Internal Client:
Publishing Timbuktu through ISA 2004


At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Eriq Neale said...

Re; Web Proxy Clients

Yes, I'd much prefer that, too. But the only browser that reliably handles the authentication from ISA is IE for the Mac, which is a dead product and doesn't work with so much of SBS, that I can't even recommend it as a viable alternative. I have not tried the latest Netscape against ISA 2004, that might possibly work.

The real solution is for MS to use a platform-agnostic authentication mechanism, but I don't see that happening any time soon...


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