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Setting up a Squid-Proxy Server

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From: Atif Ghaffar <aghaffar(at)> [ date: 2002-03-08 ]
rpm -q squid does not give anything on my system (non-RedHat)
For rpm-based system a more generic way might be
rpm -aq | grep -i squid

nice article.
Best regards
From: irado furioso com tudo <irado(at) (it's fake)> [ date: 2002-03-10 ]
great and clever. We do need more articles like this.

From: rahul singh <torahulsingh(at)> [ date: 2002-03-19 ]
very good article! it comes as a very quick help on squid proxy! but is doesn't cover the cascading of proxy servers which i was looking for.
but thanx dsOberoi for this nice article!
From: Kannan.P.L. <pl_rm(at)> [ date: 2002-05-30 ]
Good document for the Beginners in SQUID. Please post more articles like this
From: Kiran Patil <kiran.patil(at)> [ date: 2002-07-26 ]
Your article is very very good Sir I learned many things from this article
but I having one problem Sir . If I want to allow only some sites for eg. & I want to block rest all the sites then how do I configure in squid.conf

Waiting for your kind reply Sir.

ThankX & Regards

Kiran Patil

From: geeta <geeta(at)> [ date: 2002-08-30 ]
I configured squid with help of ur article.Its
an execellent article.It helped me a lot.
From: Abhishek Kaul <abhishek.kaul(at)> [ date: 2002-09-14 ]
everything below this is off topic.

i m also from jammu n want to know if ever u taught in GCET.

anyway it was a good article.
looking ahead for some more.

From: amar ujala <amar_ujala(at)> [ date: 2002-09-26 ]
hi, i want to block any outgoing attachment from my local network through squid proxy.pls help me.
From: mickle <mwd20896(at)> [ date: 2002-10-08 ]
when I download something,first it's OK,but for a short of time,it stop.
please tell me the possible reasons.
From: jasbir <jasbirsingh(at)> [ date: 2002-11-19 ]
Hey DS
Great article. I guess this is the first squid article that i have come across that describes each step clearly. I hope u have more stuff coming soon on configuring iptable/ipchains with sendmail.
From: Gybrush [ date: 2003-01-04 ]
Thanks !! for this great article
I hope you have more stuff.
Es ist wirklich schwer gute HOWTO zu Squid zu finden.
Hast mir sehr weitergeholfen.
Weiter so!!

From: piyush jani <pkjani(at)> [ date: 2003-01-10 ]
very good help

i m having one problem i want to configure squid in httpd mode to access three different IIS server behind the squid/firewall



From: Khan Md Ashraf <kmashr(at)> [ date: 2003-02-10 ]
Great article. Explains Squid config clearly. Would be nice if you could update the same with the following. Block any outgoing attachment from local network through squid proxy.
From: drugvasi <drugvasi(at)> [ date: 2003-04-04 ]
more clearest article what i have seen(only in Russian)
in English "Linux Park"
best regards
From: Andre Grinchenko <infokeeper(at)> [ date: 2003-04-30 ]
Hi, everybody!

I have found a serious mistake in translation. In the original "top to bottom".

5. Запомните, что правила всегда читаются снизу вверх.
From: ATEESH NARANG <ateeshnarang(at)> [ date: 2003-05-15 ]
Your article is very very good Sir I hav configured this. thanku very much.

i also want to configur Firewill csn u help me in that

Ateesh Narang
From: Mike C <mikie(at)> [ date: 2003-05-30 ]
I really liked the article but I was wondering how you would suggest on blocking port 80 traffic. If th end user knows something about computers, which most of them do they can just remove the proxy settings in the internet options window. Any suggestoins would be very helpful.
From: Brian McCord <bmccord(at)> [ date: 2003-10-10 ]
Excellent Article!!!

Thank you very much!!

From: Manjunath Hegde <manjunath_v_hegde(at)> [ date: 2004-02-11 ]
Dear Mr.Oberoi,

A nice article indeed. To block the site there is a beautiful utility called Dansgaurdian which, i found better than an URL filtering softwares we have in the market.

Do u have any solutions on log access analysis for squid.


Manjunath Hegde
From: carlos <buife(at)> [ date: 2004-02-24 ]
i configured the squid proxy server, it worked alright but the access from the client pc's was slow, pls can u give any advise, and also how to work with delay pools thanks expecting a reply and great articles

From: anoop <anoop(at)> [ date: 2004-02-25 ]
good article .But time to take a serious update on howto for RH9
From: Shihab Ahmad [ date: 2004-03-06 ]
I have just read your article and it was wonderfully easy to understand. It was so "un-linux"... i.e. I applied in minutes on our Squid server.

Thank you very much and keep it up.

From: Benjamin Haupt [ date: 2004-03-27 ]
Thanks for the article...
we need more like this
From: Nuritdin <nuritdin(at)> [ date: 2004-05-13 ]
The excellent article for beginners like me, indeed!
I am on my first steps to learn and use squid.
The very urgent problem towards me is how to limit users of Internet only with a single site. The users work with distant learning and don't need any other sites except of,for example,
How can I implement this?
I'd be appreciate very much for help.
From: Jayakumar [ date: 2004-08-02 ]
Can I make Squid to talk to another proxy server? If so How do i do it?

Browser -> Squid -> Anoter Proxy -> internet.
From: Sam <ehostpro-net4domains(at)> [ date: 2004-12-28 ]
Very Helpful !! VEry Helpful !! - i done setup squid with 100% succ

From: rajneesh <r.k_upadhyay(at)> [ date: 2006-01-27 ]
article on linux squide server configuration was very helpfull to me
From: Prabhanjan kumar srivastava <prabhanjansrivastava(at)> [ date: 2006-08-21 ]
sir i wanted to know that i have to install two lan card on the system on which i am making proxy..
please let me know
thank you
From: Geraldo [ date: 2006-10-06 ]
Yes, very nice article.

One addition I would suggest is a section on cache_effective_user and _group as well as the file permissions you need to set to allow the cache_effective_user to write to the cahce and the log files.
From: Kenan <kenan.duzdas(at)> [ date: 2006-10-22 ]

Your article very well. Thanks
From: Mircela <mircelasp(at)> [ date: 2006-11-18 ]

hi I having one problem Sir how can I squid configuration?
thanks guys
From: kenan duzdas <kenan.duzdas(at)> [ date: 2006-11-18 ]

hi mircela do you have installed proxy server? your not installed proxy server;
-You can download squid source file as a gzipped tar ball (squid-x.y-STABLE.tar.gz) available at or from .

Next you have to extract the compressed archive file and change the working directory to squid

tar -xvzf squid-*-src.tar.gz
cd squid -*

Now enter the following commands in order to configure, compile and install squid

make install


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