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Old 08-05-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Question Transparent Proxy Server Connected to LinkSys Router


Hello, I am in the process of setting up a transparent proxy using Squid. My question is similiar to liberrybell's but I did not understand the answer to his question. The setup I have is:

internet--->Proxy server(2 NICs)-->LinkSys WRT54G wireless router


I understand that the Proxy server will function as a router, will there be a problem connecting to another router? I need the wireless functionality of the LinkSys router.

TIA,


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Old 08-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #2
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routing is not proxying, they are VERY different things. What do you actually want to achieve?? Transparent proxies are horrible though, I'd advise you didn't use one.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 12:04 AM   #3
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I was hoping to use Squid for content filtering and logging web activity of the various clients on the internal network.
 
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Well I'd configure your router to prevent outbound access on ports 80 and 443 from all addresses other than that of your squid box. Then set up squid and tell browsers to directly connect to that box for www access.

If you really are looking for a dedicated router and proxy filter combined, then you're possibly better off looking at a dedicated appliance, such as ipcop or pfsense.
 
  


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