[K12OSN] Squid / Socks

Josiah Ritchie jritchie at bible.edu
Wed May 19 12:15:00 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-05-19 at 06:41, daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie wrote:
> Hey all
> 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

That is going to be hard. I work at a small college and we didn't do
this at all until recently. It required us to get a traffic shaper. We
messed around with doing it with Linux for awhile, but it was more messy
then it was worth. Also, if you have P2P programs you are trying to
limit there's an issue with them hopping ports and you have to get
something that scans at layer 7 of the OSI model or you really can't
nail them down. Our traffic shaper is a vendor provided Linux box
actually, so it is all possible in Linux.

I don't discourage you, but rather make sure you are aware that this is
a task that will take time to work out.


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