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Old 10-31-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Using Squid on Debian Wheezy as a Proxy to a Client in VMWare Workstation

Hello all!

I am setting up a Server/Client test environment for class using VMware Workstation. I am using Debian Wheezy as my Server and DSLinux as my Client. What I am hoping to do is to use the Server to serve DHCP/DNS requests from the Client, and then to use the Server as a Proxy to "funnel" internet traffic from the Client to the Internet.

In VMware (v9), on the Server, I am using VMNet8 (NAT; to connect to the Internet and VMNet1 (Host-Only; to connect to the Client. On the Client side I am using VMNet1 to connect to the Server.

I have set up DHCP (isc-dhcp-server) on the Server side and the Client is picking up IP addresses, so DHCP is working. I have not set up DNS yet, though I have added my ISP Nameservers to the dhcpd.conf list. I set up Squid today, but I am not getting any network connectivity from the Client.

So my question is this: is my problem the fact that I have not set up a DNS Server(bind9) yet? Or is it that I am using NAT (in VMWare) to connect to my PC's Internet connection? Or is it perhaps a configuration problem? I felt that adding the changes I made to squid.conf would make this post so long noone would read it, but if you are interested in helping, I would be more than happy to provide it.

Thanks to anyone who makes it this far in my thread... your help will be much appreciated and thanks for taking the time to help.


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