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Old 06-20-2010, 02:03 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 06-20-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-20-2010, 05:38 AM   #3
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re: nginx

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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.
 
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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.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:54 AM   #5
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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)
 
Old 06-22-2010, 05:41 AM   #6
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You are having Tinyproxy and privoxy as the alternative solution. They comes with their own limitations.
 
Old 06-22-2010, 10:06 AM   #7
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is it possible to block yahoo messenger or skype with squid and iptables ?
 
Old 06-22-2010, 01:24 PM   #8
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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).

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