[Linux4christians] Setting up Squid on Kubuntu
THORPB at uk.ibm.com
Tue Jun 20 03:48:28 EDT 2006
For this kind of box I always use Smoothwall. It has Squid built-in and
there is excellent documentation for installing Dansguardian (and ClamAV)
for content-filtering, both of which now have nice integration into the
web-based GUI configuration tool. Can't recommend it more highly. (Although
bear in mind that if you're running a proxy and content filter, you will
need a slightly higher spec machine than for just a plain firewall - I use
a PII 300 with 256MB RAM which is just about right)
linux4christians-bounces at thelinuxlink.net wrote on 20/06/2006 02:18:24:
> Matthew Lewis wrote:
> > The way I really got started on Linux (if what little I've done so far
> > could be called "started") was when someone told me I could use Squid
> > on a Linux machine to set up a proxy for my LAN that would allow me to
> > "whitelist" the Internet. In other words, set up all the computers
> > here to use the Linux computer as a proxy, and use that to only allow
> > access to a particular list of websites.
> > ...
> > Matthew
> I haven't used whitelisting but I set up a content filter. I built a
> couple of dedicated PC firewalls using distros made for that very
> purpose. One is IPCop, which is nice (but needs the DansGuardian module
> installed). The docs are good.
> There is also a newer distro based on IPCop but the docs are all in
> Italian. It is called Endian firewall and the
> DansGuardian/Squid/spam/spyware modules are already included. Both are
> pretty easy to set up and all the modules are standard so docs are
> available elsewhere.
> Look into these and you may find this suits your needs and is easier.
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