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Old 12-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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This is senthilkumar from india. Can i know the cache proxy server to be work as a client web monitoring. It is very useful for the administrators. I don't know if this facility is in current versions of squid proxy servers. It will be very unique for the education systems who using the web as lot.

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Old 12-17-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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If you're running a squid transparent proxy yes the administrators can monitor what sites are being visited and even restrict them.
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I think the answer to your question is not so much what is current in squid as what you can add on to squid to make it do what you want. Please take a look at sarg and squidguard for examples of utilities that add on functionality that you may be interested in (I'm sure that there are others; eg, calamaris...and for some things, a simple bash script may suffice, bt you might find it easier to work with a package which has the capabilities that you want).

It will be very unique for the education systems who using the web as lot.
What? I am not able to assign any worthwhile meaning to that, so let's hope that it is unimportant.
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Can i know how to configure the transparent proxy in squid. can i get the simple bash script. I am beginner of the linux administration. If you found simple bash script please post to this forum.
It will be very useful for me.

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If you have squid installed, just set in squid.conf
http_port 3128 transparent
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Also you will need to forward all the http traffic to squid port. It normally is 3128, unless you change it.

iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i $LAN_INTERFACE -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128
This should make your squid work in transparent mode without your need to configure browsers. But in this way you loose control of the web access and it is always better to keep your squid not working transparently.


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