[K12OSN] SquidGuard and Proxy Questions

Timothy Legge tlegge at rogers.com
Tue Jan 4 13:40:02 UTC 2005

 --- David Trask <dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us> wrote: 
> So your saying the K12LTSP box is also the gateway? 
> *me shivers* 
> Generally speaking (in my experience) if you're
> doing transparent proxying
> the proxy server needs to be at the "choke" point of
> the network....in
> other words right behind the router or acting as the
> router.

Yes, that was one of the options but I will probably
just use an IPCOP/SquidGuard combination if I can work
out how to block google's safe search off option.

One of my questions was how to force a browser to use
the proxy if I did not do transparent proxy in a way
that would prevent users from removing the proxy or
needing to configure each user individually.  This
would only be required if the squidGuard was on the
K12LTSP machine...


> "Support list for opensource software in schools."
> <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Tue Jan  4 2005 at 00:00 +0000 wrote:
> >On Mon, 2005-01-03 at 20:30, David Trask wrote:
> >> tlegge at rogers.com on Monday, January 3, 2005 at
> 9:01 PM +0000 wrote:
> >> >1) It does not seem possible to use transparent
> proxying without using
> >a
> >> >second machine for the proxy server.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Not only possible...I'm doing it.  I run an SME
> server with proxy,
> >> transparent proxying....running DansGuardian. 
> Works fantastic!
> >
> >Errr, isn't that a 2nd machine?  I think the
> question was about
> >running it on the k12ltsp server which also happens
> to be where
> >the client browsers run.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
> (207)923-3100

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