Squid

From Sabayon Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic. Although primarily used for HTTP and FTP, Squid includes limited support for several other protocols including TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and HTTPS. Squid was originally designed to run on Unix-like systems, but also runs well on Windows-based systems. Released under the GNU General Public License, Squid is free software.

Now if your a new user just wanting an easy proxy to slap on your box then I suggest use Polipo[1].

If your wanting a proxy with a little more detail and more options then Squid is your best choice.

  • WARNING* Squid is not easy setting up. You have to have some editing skills.

Getting started.

# equo install squid ## Installing Squid.
# equo conf update  ## Every time you install something it's good habit to updated your configurations.

I installed my squid in /etc/.

# nano -w /etc/squid/squid.conf 

Read the script a couple of times.