Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Proxy Software in Linux

Dear Masters

I am a newbie to Linux. Installed PCQLINUX 2008 on P-IV 3.0 GhZ, 256 MB RAM machine.

My actual requirement is I have an Internet Gateway Server with Windows XP Professional SP2 and 2 MBPS Broadband Connection. Throgh which all clients get Internet Connection Sharing.

But with that machine I am not able to see what internet activities my clients are doing. Somebody told that if I install LINUX it will have build-in Proxy software, which will cater my requirements. Lots and lots of GB is being consumed by my clients, but who is doing that much of download, I am unable to find.

Please tell me what is name of the software build-in with Linux, and how can I configure and use it in my day to day requirements.

The PC which I am using as gateway having 1 On-board Network Card and 1 add-on PCI LAN Card. 1 is being connected to Broadband Modem and the other is being used to connect my 24 port switch.

Please help me at the earliest.

Thanks in advance


PS Prasad
Old 12-08-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Gurgaon, India
Distribution: Cent OS 6/7
Posts: 4,629

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
If you have squid running, you could use any of these tools mentioned to analyze the traffic going out through your squid.I use Webalizer tool that is built into webmin. Its not necessary to have webmin but it will help you to manage your server graphically and remotely.
Old 12-09-2008, 12:58 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Austria
Distribution: Mandriva/Debian
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 17
In addition, you may even configure squid for the clients as a "transparent proxy" so they do not have to setup anything in their browser. You need iptables (basic firewall and port filtering/redirecting capabilities) which is usually part of the kernel setup.
Btw., squid will not catch things like napster protocols or bittorrent downloads, but you can use iptables to block and/or log unknown services.
GUIs for basic configuration: webmin (squid), firestarter (iptables)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux software program that support SSH2 HTTP Proxy ? suse91pro Linux - Security 2 04-28-2006 02:55 AM
Is there a Linux Proxy client software corresponding to WinSock_proxy. AnnoD04 Linux - Networking 2 02-08-2002 01:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration