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Old 04-25-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Difference between squid and squidguard


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Can someone tell me the difference between squid and squidguard.

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:47 AM   #2
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squidguard is an advanced filtering mechanism which bolts into squid. Squids filtering capabilities are not it's main function, so aren't as feature rich as many want. It's more concerned with caching data and routing traffic around other proxies and so on. When you are looking at detailed blocklists, categorization of content and things, squid isn't intended to do that, so something like Squidguard comes along.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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squidguard is an advanced filtering mechanism which bolts into squid. Squids filtering capabilities are not it's main function, so aren't as feature rich as many want. It's more concerned with caching data and routing traffic around other proxies and so on. When you are looking at detailed blocklists, categorization of content and things, squid isn't intended to do that, so something like Squidguard comes along.
Can i setup a squid as a transparent proxy server that can forward a all client's request to anther proxy server?

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yep, sure. those two things are technically seperate requirements of course... so firstly check out the transparent proxy howto and then you'll want to configure cache_peer statements for a parent cache. if you are transparent *and* forwarding everything though, is there any need to proxy at that point? are you still intended to cache or log at that point?
 
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squidguard is a plugin for squid to help maintain and categorize rulesets. squid's primary purposes are URL filtering and caching. it does not route, it is not routing software.

//edit: sorry for bumping this old thread but the original answer seemed misleading. this thread was the first hit of a google search so I needed to provide the correct short answer.

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