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Old 08-03-2005, 07:27 AM   #1
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squid as a non caching proxy

Hello there,

I am looking for a web monitoring / url filtering solution and I have come across squid. The problem is that I have is that I don't want to cache the web sites that are accessed, as I have a 2 meg connect so bandwidth isn't a problem

so I was wondering if it is possible to have a squid server just blocking unwated websites and monitor who is on what web site at what time


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Have you looked into this?

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Thank you for the link DeadPenguin.

After reading the page I found squid guard, So the solution I am looking at going with is samba to connect to a Active Directory network, Squid-cache with the cache limit set to 0 and squid guard to block and web filter URL's

If anyone can see any problems with this please let me know

Thank you
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I forgot to say before...Welcome to LQ.
Setup sounds good to me.

Old 08-04-2005, 01:43 PM   #5
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That is a great setup, although it lacks the caching which is Squids claim to fame, but as you said you don't need that anyway. Also have a look at privoxy. It is a pretty cool filtering proxy that doesn't cache, but your set-up above works well in my experience with it. Don't forget sarg and/or squint for access report generation. They show where the users are going and how much bandwidth they are using. Very nice apps.


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