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Old 12-17-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Is squid right for this?

I'm looking to prevent users from access the web except for a FEW websites (less then 5) Would squid be right for this?

I will probly run it on Slackware 9.1

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Squid with Squidguard properly configured could most certainly do this for you, and is prpbably the best route IMO.

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hmm, setting up a proxy seems a little heavy for something this simple.
is this just on a local machine or a network?
if it's local you can just edit the hosts file (/etc/hosts) to redirect these domains to a page you make.
as for a network, squid is probably best
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sorry for the crosspost. Wasn't sure what this would fall under. Yes its on a network.. a bank actually..and I was asked to do research into whats best for the situation.
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If you want to specifically allow a few websites then you can allow access to them in a router acl and deny all others. This will be the simplest solution, albeit it does not have near the options and configureability of squid.
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yes, squid is best, i assume you already have a linux box doing NAT so it should be easy.
and i assume you've already tried squid


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