[Wolves] Linux Proxy

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Tue Aug 17 20:15:56 BST 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 06:32, Chris Ball wrote:
> hi guys, sorry it's been a while since i've been around but alot's happened.
> well i'm no longer a McSlave, i'm now the network manager for Nova
> Recruitment Services in Dudley (yay me). and the first two things i've done
> since i've been their has been to 1, set up there ADSL connection (protected
> with smoothie of course) and 2. set up a linux web/mail server.
> i'm now looking at content filtering, so i'm thinking of setting up Squid as
> a proxy, would this work well? has anyone else got any better ideas?
> also does anyone know how well Smoothwall's VPN works?
> Chris Ball

Squid as a content filter: not on its own, it is just a proxy server. 
For content filtering with squid, look at dansguardian and/or

Smoothwall VPN: very nice, easy to setup.  It's only limitation a
maximum of 4 VPNs via each smoothwall.  It's main weakness is the use of
a shared secret (password) for authentication.


Ron Wellsted
ron at wellsted.org.uk
N 52.567623, W 2.137621
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