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Dusty
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Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Dusty » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:32 am

Thanks for the awesome tutorials, being able to set up OpenVPN hassle-free totally brought me here. Could you possibly throw up a Squid tutorial? Google isn't extremely helpful, took me a lot of guessing to get it working with custom ports on another service.

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Admin » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Hello !

I wasn't thinking to put up a squid tutorial because I do not understand why this would be a better VPN and why is needed. Something like Dante or Polipo probably would have been better, eventually a Tor relay to use as an entry point.
I will probably put up a tutorial which will contain proxy software of some kind. Could add squid too, however, I would like to read some arguments why this is a preferred proxy method for some people.
For now I am in vacation on a bad connection, next week will continue the series.

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by jcaleb » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:23 am

Is squid similar to varnish?

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Admin » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:53 am

They are similar based on the fact that both can do caching. Squid, however, can do caching as a second job, his main job is to be a proxy.

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by unclesal » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:53 am

More in general there are two family of proxies:

- Classic forward proxy, which is the proxy we use to browse the internet using the proxy ip. Squid and polipo are two examples.
- Reverse proxy, which are used to distribute and balance contents versus other backend. Haproxy, pen, varnish and nginx are some examples.

Both forward and reverse can have caching capabilities.

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by ErawanArifNugroho » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:25 am

Just if the tutorial still neded, here is one of my post about creating Squid 2.7 for Proxy browsing in a Debian VPS :

http://www.erawanarifnugroho.com/2011/1 ... n-vps.html

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Admin » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:59 am

Thanks Erawan, was about to write one since my vacation ends today. Do you mind if I adapt it for here quoting the source ?

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by ErawanArifNugroho » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:36 am

Sure, it's for public tutorial :)

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Admin » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Thanks, I will do tonight if I have time :)

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Re: Request: Squid tutorial

Post by Admin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Squid tutorial online.
Thanks again Erawan :)

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