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Old 07-24-2008, 10:02 AM   #1
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Question help me friends


how to install squid proxy server
 
Old 07-24-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Software and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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First question: install it on what?
Second question: have you read the documentation?
 
Old 07-24-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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I think you meant Linux - Server instead of software.

As for the question from the OP, yeah, that's pretty vague to ask. Don't make LQ rewrite howto's that might already exist. Tell us exactly what you need to know, more specifically and then we'll be able to help you more.

You need help installing. Okay, so are you installing by source or RPM, or by other means? Do you not understand how to install? Have you even attempted to install? Some say install when they might need help configuring cause it's already installed? Is that your situation? I guess what I'm trying to point out is, the more details you give, the better our replies will be to help you.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #5
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how to install squid proxy server
An excellent example of why you should never do this (ask the wrong question). For most people, installing squid is trivial. You use the package manager with your distribution. Click the buton. It is installed.

Only people with no package manager or who have distros with very limited repositories need feel left out.

So easy, peasy, lemon squeezy and we can all go home? Well, no. The non-trivial bit is configuring it and not installing it.

The first time I read through squid.conf, it took me an hour and a half. Only then could I start on what needed to be done to get the config right. Recently I configured it on a Ubuntu box in about five minutes, because you really don't have to mess with all that much and because I know which bits to mess with (and probably there have been simplifications in its config over the years and maybe Ubuntu had done a bit of prep for me, too).

You are really going to have to look at it youself, but here are some tips:
  1. Start off by leaving the acl bits completely open, and, if you need to, tighten them down once you have got the basic thing working.
  2. Similarly, don't mess with allocation or replacement policies (probably ever, but certainly not until you have it basically working)
  3. You need to know what happens on which network address ranges and which port you expect squid to listen on.
  4. If it dies immediately (use, eg, ps to check that it is still working after you think that you have launched it) start manually in the foreground and look for error messages.
  5. You probably want to turn up the amount of memory used for caching but do this once you have it working.

...and if you still have problems, ask something specific.
 
Old 07-24-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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I think you meant Linux - Server instead of software.
I think I'd just moved another thread to Server and forgot where I was. No matter
 
Old 07-25-2008, 03:54 AM   #7
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I've just noticed
http://beginlinux.com/server_trainin...y-introduction
which is a how-to-install-squid article. Although I'm sure that you can many more with the aid of a search engine.
 
Old 07-25-2008, 04:31 AM   #8
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how to install squid proxy server
Go to www.squid-cache.org.
Download the binary for the distribution that you are using.
There are binaries for Windows, fedora, RHEL, Debian, FreeBSD.
Use the appropriate command according to your distribution to install the package.
If the binary is not available for the distro you are using, get the source and compile it. There is documentation on how to compile it from source.
But as said before, if you have a package manager, you need not do it all. You can search for it and click install.
And if you are running RHEL then squid may be most probably installed by default.
 
  


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