Install Squid Proxy Server For filtering Traffic On Redhat 7

Install Squid Proxy Server For filtering Traffic

This is a caching and forwarding HTTP web proxy. It increases the speed of web server by caching repeated requests, caching web, DNS and other network resources. we can install and configure squid proxy server in Linux and we need to make changes in configuration files. so

It filters the internet traffic coming out from an organization and also adding security by filtering traffic. we can control the traffic using this caching server and also block a particular website, extensions and much more. so

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Features of Proxy Server
  • It can act as Proxy Server which filters traffic including HTTP, FTP, 
    and HTTPS
  • It also acts as a Proxy cache.

Port Number 3128 and Configuration file /etc/squid/squid_conf

Install Squid Proxy Server

Log Location /var/log/squid/access.log and /var/log/squid/cache.log

squid server configure

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Packages installed. so

squid-migration-script-3.5.20-12.el7.x86_64 && squid-3.5.20-12.el7.x86_64

Installation Steps so

You can find Squid Server in yum repository the package already will be there.

Run command to install yum install squid* -y

Start Squid Service.

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Enable Squid at boot time. so

configure squid proxy server

To view available option in Squid, run following command squid -h

squid proxy configuration file

To view squid version and configuration file, run following command squid -v so

You’re done. squid server configure proxy  configuration file

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