[K12OSN] Squid / Socks

daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie daniel.hunt at iibbank.ie
Wed May 19 12:05:52 UTC 2004

From: Josiah Ritchie [mailto:jritchie at bible.edu]
> > 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
> > 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.

Bloody pessimists :o)

Hmm ... I didn't realise it'd be so much work to shut off everything except
what I want to allow :s

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