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ashkan720 06-20-2010 02:03 AM

squid alternative
 
Hello all
and it's my first thread in this site.

I'm trying to configure a squid server on CentOS 5.4.
It's really good but I think is there any squid alternative.

Is there any software like squid?

thanks all

EricTRA 06-20-2010 04:34 AM

Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You could have a look at Nginx. Never used it since I have Squid running but Nginx looks pretty easy and straightforward to set up. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric

ashkan720 06-20-2010 05:38 AM

re: nginx
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EricTRA (Post 4009132)
You could have a look at Nginx. Never used it since I have Squid running but Nginx looks pretty easy and straightforward to set up. Have fun with Linux.
Eric

thank you for your reply, but i heard Nginx is only a web server with transparent reversed proxy.

EricTRA 06-20-2010 05:43 AM

Hello,

You can read some more about the features of Nginx on its Wiki. If you specify more in detail why you are looking for an alternative to Squid and what functions you are looking for in a proxy/reverse proxy, then a maybe some other proxy software might be more suitable.

Kind regards,

Eric

ashkan720 06-21-2010 01:54 AM

hi eric

squid is covering all my needs. just I want to know...
currently I'm using Nginx in my workstation as web server (instead of apache)

kaushalpatel1982 06-22-2010 05:41 AM

You are having Tinyproxy and privoxy as the alternative solution. They comes with their own limitations.

ashkan720 06-22-2010 10:06 AM

is it possible to block yahoo messenger or skype with squid and iptables ?

EricTRA 06-22-2010 01:24 PM

Hi,

Yes it is, as described in this link found with a quick Google search (it turned up a lot of documentation on the subject so have a look).

Kind regards,

Eric


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