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Old 09-01-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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Samba and squid newbie

hi all i have some question here re. samba and squid, i am a newbie so please bare with me...

how do i know what samba version i am using? can samba 3.x also block internet addresses or is it limited to file and printer sharing stuff?

also regarding squid, i learned that squid can block internet addresses so that stations cant connect to a specific banned site, my question is does squid have to run on the internet server? what if the dsl router is directly connected to the cisco switches (3550) and all the computers are connected to it?

Thanks linux gurus...
Old 09-01-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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how do i know what samba version i am using?
smbd -V

can samba 3.x also block internet addresses or is it limited to file and printer sharing stuff
As far as I know samba is limited to file and printer sharing.

my question is does squid have to run on the internet server
Do you mean "internet gateway"?
Not necessarily.
However, if you want that anyone can only browse the internet through squid, then you must ensure this separately:
E.g.: your internet firewall or router should be so configured that it denies all connections to external http servers, except for connections initiated by the squid proxy machine.

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Old 09-01-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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You can configure the ip_wccp on router and on the squid box as a kernel lodable module.

A nice tutorial on this is available at

Once you are up and running with the ip_wccp between router and switch you need not manually change gateway on each and every userstation and they would not come to know that they are goin gthrough squid (also called as transparent proxy)

A product called squidguard can help you to filter out url's also.

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