[K12OSN] Squid / Socks

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed May 19 12:00:10 UTC 2004

From: Les Bell [mailto:lesbell at lesbell.com.au]
> I know that Squid is a simple http proxy - what I'm looking for is a
> complete proxy system ... that can help filter everything including (but
> not
> limited to) IM applications / browsers / other stuff :p / etc
> <<
> Almost by definition, there's no such thing. For application layer
> protocols, because there are so many of them and they work so differently
> (compare FTP and Real Audio, for example), you need a different proxy
> server for each protocol. Squid is unusually sophisticated in being both
> http and ftp proxy (as well as wais). Everything else, you deal with on a
> protocol-by-protocol basis, or you use a transport-layer approach like
> socks, or you do packet filtering on ip addresses, protocols, port numbers
> and flags.

Ah .. I didnt know that ..
I thought I could just slap a redhat box between my lan and my router with
squid and a socks5 server and it'd stop all those nasty mp3's being sent by
my sister to her friends ;)

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