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CentOS 6 – Install Proxy Server Using Squid Squid

CentOS 6 – Install Proxy Server Using Squid

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

How to Install Squid on CentOS 6 is really simple there is no change like privious version of CentOS 5, CentOS 4 etc.

1. Install CentOS 6 as normal we Install CentOS 6 as Server.

2. run the command : root#yum -y install squid , this command will install squid on your server after installation you need to update/edit and single squid configuration file as below:

3. The squid configuration file is located in etc/squid/ so write the command as root# vi /etc/squid/squid.conf  and change the following

first you need to change the acl connect as showing below
# line 31: add ( define new ACL )
acl lan src
http_access allow localhost

# line 59: add ( allow defined ACL above )
http_access allow lan
# line 64: change
after allowing the access to lan you need to edit the port or proxy server as below in the squid.conf file

once you have completede the aboce setup there are little more to do with squid

# add at the last line

request_header_access Referer deny all
request_header_access X-Forwarded-For deny all
request_header_access Via deny all
request_header_access Cache-Control deny all

Now you need to verify these settings
# add (specify hostname)
# add (hide IP address)
forwarded_for off
You are done with Squid installation on CentOS 6 now you just need to restart the Squid service as below
[ ~]#
/etc/rc.d/init.d/squid start
Starting squid:
[ OK ]
final command to make to squid every time runing when you restart your server .
[ ~]#
chkconfig squid on
Wow you are done with your Squid proxy installation on CentOS 6 Server .

Your IP Address is:

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