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Old 01-19-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Help With Bind,squid,nat And Proxy

hi there,

i am trying to configure a LINUX BOX as a proxying cache and nat box with firewall.

i configure the DHCP server well with it giving out IPs to the client systems.

1. i ll like to know that in the dhcpd.conf file, do i need to add anything to the ddns style update?

2. do i need to include anything like

option routers

the server ip is

......thats for the DHCP


1. how many master zones do i need to have.

i have a root, master for localhost, master for 127.0.0 and a forward zone where the isp dns servers are put.

do u know anything about this whois server version 1.3?


1. i didnt create a special partition for /usr and /var. will it affect its fucntioning?

2. who has rights to the cache directory? squid or root

3. what other tricks can u give me for bind config?

Old 01-19-2004, 05:40 PM   #2
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I can tackle the squid side of this. One reason many people put var on its own partition is so that log files such as squid.log don't fill the / partition. I have found, from managing 2 production level squid proxies that this is only necessary if the following two conditions apply to you.

1.) You have a lot of clients accessing the web through the proxy (> 150).
2.) You want to be able to ignore the proxy for long periods of time (>6 months).

I set mine up with a cron job that emails me the squid log at regular intervals and deletes them from the /var directory. They are recreated as new requests come in. This works great. This also works great for mail servers.


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