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Confguring SquidNT Server running on Windows 2000 and configuring Cisco Pix firewall

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FirewallHow do I configure my Squid and Cisco firewall so that I don't need to modify each of our client's browser settings.
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by:arnold
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Depending on whether squidNT has wccp extensions.  You could configure the cisco device.
Another option is to define an ACL to route all port 80 requests to the squid system.

The options depend on your setup.
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I'm so new to SquidNT.  I just downloaded it according to ACME instructions and installing it was straight-forward and didn't require a lot of steps to run it.  I configured one of my XP users' browser to use SquidNt as proxy and it works fine.  Now, I want to have more test users before I implement this new process.  We have about 300 Windows XP internet users (local and remote) in our network.  It would be a lot easier if I don't have to configure each ndividual browsers; but rather, need to tell Cisco PIX firewall to know that Squid is a web proxy server and allows traffic (something like that).  But I don't know how to configure PIX firewall nor Squid to make it happen.  Do you have someone who knows a lot about configuring the Cisco PIX firewall that maybe able to help us also (along with SquidNT for windows)?
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by:grazal
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Also, I don't know if SquidNT has wccp extensions.   Whoever made the SquidNT Stable 4 version, he made is simple enought to install (without going thru the  %make, %configure, wccp etc. options).  I think all of this options were integrated in the install procedure; maybe, that's why I didn't have a lot of trouble installing/configuring it (I think!).  So if there were wccp extensions, and such, I really don't know????
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The problem is that if you squidnt is not wccp, the below references an ACL with a route map that might be suitable:
http://www.mombu.com/microsoft/isa-server-general/t-replace-squid-with-isa-in-cisco-access-list-1682549.html


Are these workstations members of an AD?  you can use group policy to set the browser proxy.  
Another option is to use the Local DNS server to advertise the proxy settings.
http://nscsysop.hypermart.net/setproxy.html
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by:grazal
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Hi Master Arnold,

Based on the information you gave me above and based on O'Reilly's Squid Definitive Guide, I think I can make it to work and solve my issue.  I just can't try it yet, because my Squid.conf are not complete yet, and because my ACL and http_access are not completely defined yet.  I still have some issues I had posted yesterday, but have not gotten any response yet regarding them.  

But I thank you for responding to my post.  I may be able to try the above solutions after next week  -- as soon as I get a good response to my other Squid issues..

Sincerely
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