Domain membership required for proxy access?

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I have a web based product which is to be accessed in Ubuntu based touch screen terminals from within Windows 2003 AD domains in schools. I am not sure whether I will need to set up full domain access to gain internet access or not? In the past I have got Suse to join the domain but it requires a lot of input both from myself and from the ICT staff. All schools in the area connect through a proxy server, so perhaps I could bypass the domain and connect straight to this?

Failing that, is there a simple way to gain limited access to the domain (i.e. just internet access)?

Thanks for any help.
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Usually, as long as the PC can get an IP address from the router, it should have internet access. However, if the proxy server is ISA and requires authentication, that could cause a problem.
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Thanks for the reply, Don. I am going to try accessing without domain membership, but I have tried briefly before and it didn't seem to work.

Another thing I will try is installing "Likewise" which looks like it will make joining an AD domain in Ubuntu as easy as it is in Suse.
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Let us know what happens.
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I have now tried gaining internet access through proxy servers without domain access in a few schools, and so far have been successful. It is a lot simpler to get connected now, and hopefully more reliable.

I also tried "Likewise" in a couple of situations for domain access. It is okay - I had a few problems though, and found that the built-in Domain joining tool you get in openSuse is better.

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