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How to Configur Squid in Linux

How to Configur Squid in Linux

Squide in Linux
Squide in Linux


1. Server IP address is and machine name is SERVER1.
2. Client machine IP address is and machine name is client1.
3. Firewall should be disabled.
#chkconfig iptables off
#chkconfig ip6tables off
#service iptables stop
#service ip6tables stop
#iptables –F
#ip6tables –F
4. To check if all rpms required for squid are installed or not.
#rpm –qa | grep squid
5. If not, install it using
#rpm –ivh squid
6. Copy the original configuration file as squid.conf.orig to keep a back up copy of original configuration file.)
#cp /etc/squid/squid.conf /etc/squid/squid.conf.orig
7. Edit the configuration file using vi editor.
8. # vi /etc/squid/squid.conf
Edit these changes
Numbers in bracket shows line number in the squid configuration file.
Line numbers may change if you use a different version of squid.
[73] http_port 3128
[738] cache_mem 8 MB 738
[2500] http_access allow all
[2839] visible_hostname server
9. Save the configuration file using :wq
10. Stop and start the service
# service squid stop
# service squid start
11. Permanently on the service
#chkconfig squid on

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