Squid Proxy Server


Squid is an open source caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid also has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. This article will show you how to install and configure the Squid Proxy Server in RHEL/CentOS 5.

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You can use you Active Directory user accounts for authenticating in Squid. You can also the Active Directory groups to group the access control in Squid. This article describes how to configure Squid to use the Active Directory user accounts for authentication and groups for access control.

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The Squid Analysis Report Generator (SARG) enables you to see your Squid users internet usage. SARG provides many informations about Squid users activities like times, bytes, sites, etc. This article will show you how to use SARG through Webmin, a web-based interface for administering Linux.

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The Squid Access Control List (ACL) Element defines a specific condition that can be acted upon when met. Listed below are the different types ACL elements available in Webmin and its equivalent in the Squid configuration file.

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