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
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
Log Location /var/log/squid/access.log and /var/log/squid/cache.log
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.
Enable Squid at boot time. so
To view available option in Squid, run following command squid -h
To view squid version and configuration file, run following command squid -v so
You’re done. squid server configure proxy configuration file