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Old 12-08-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Squid Gateway / Proxy Server


I want to setup a machine to work as a gateway.

I also want the machine to be able to log which user goes to which website, and also deny access to websites. Or even better, deny all domains except the ones which I allow.

Is squid the best way to do this? I will be running RHEL3. I don't think it should be too in depth really. Basically, just act as a gateway which will log where users go, and deny sites which I choose.

Is squid the way to go for me?

Thanks alot.

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Old 12-08-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Squid with SquidGuard is the way to go. A member here recommended SafeSquid a few days ago, and it looks very promising. It can even do bandwidth limiting based on user behavior and has a nice web interface.
Old 12-08-2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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Cool thanks alot I'll give them both a look. Thanks for your feedback

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Squid itself has a number of basic features that can do bandwidth limiting, such as limits each user's download speed after certain amount of files has been downloaded. It also came with ACL which you can use to block websites that you dont allowed. There is another alternative to SquidGuard, which is dansguardian ( Should have a look into it. Cheers!
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if you are interested in virus checking check the variation:
squid / squidguard / clamav / viralator.


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