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Hi,

I want to install Squid proxy in my organisation. I am totally new to it.

Request you to share install/admin guide as well as software download site. One more thing . Is aquid on windows platform stable.
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by:Pieter Jordaan
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Hi

The easiest and most stable way to run squid, is to use pfsense.
pfSense can be installed on most hardware, and it provides a web interface to assist with the configuration.

You can download it here:
http://www.pfsense.org

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by:de2Zotjes
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For what purpose do you want to install squid proxy? There are 2 main reasons to want to use a proxy:
 save on consumed bandwidth
 control access to websites

What is your reason? How computer literate are the users? Do you want them to setup a proxy config in their browsers, or do you want a transparent proxy solution (redirecting traffic using firewall rules, which is where pfsense might come into play)

The main site for the squid proxy has excellent documentation: http://www.squid-cache.org/

And finally, nothing is really stable on windows platform :)
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kapoor_sumeet earned 0 total points
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Hi,

None of above worked.
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by:amatson78
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Depending on the Linux Distro you are using squid may already be installed ( if windows you need to download it). For Centos just issue the command 'yum install squid'. Once installed simple setup is to edit the squid.conf file and change 'http_access deny all' to allow all and restart squid. That will get you up and running in basic web cache mode.

The Squid Cache wiki is a great site and has a lot of useful tutorials:
http://wiki.squid-cache.org/
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The above solution doesnot work
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