Re: Question about squid.

From: Graham Toal <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 16:36:38 -0500 (CDT)

> From Sun May 11 16:06:11 1997
> From: "Rob Trent" <>
> To:,
> Subject: Question about squid.
> Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 13:54:00 PDT
> Can someone please answer the following question about squid?
> I am trying to find some type of software package that can disguise a user's
> identity while traveling on the web, similar to the service provided by the
> "anonymizer" at, but running on my local computer.
> Although the anonymizer works perfectly, it is much too slow because of many
> users. If its functionality can be moved to a local computer, then I would have
> a perfect solution. Can squid do this? If not, does anyone know of software
> that can fulfill this function?
> Thank you,

If it is running on your local computer, and you are the person who wants
to be anonymous (as opposed to you offering this service to other people
out there on the net) then clearly you cannot hide your IP and you might
as well not bother. You *might* be able to almost get what you want by
having your squid link to several other parents and not allow any direct
fetches, but I don't think that's what you want. You'd also have to
configure your own squid not to pass some mime headers or any info about
your IP (X-Forwarded-For:, or whatever it is). Would probably require some
source hacking.

Received on Sun May 11 1997 - 14:33:33 MDT

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