use of inside_firewall

From: Wayne Salamonsen <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 14:45:46 +0800

G'day all,
        I'm running a proxy which is located behind a firewall. THe only way
to obtain http access through the firewall is via one of 2 proxies using
different IPs.

        What I wish to do is have one single parent through which all of my
requests are redirected. In order to do this I set

cache_host XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX parent 3128 0 no-query default

within my squid.conf file. (where is XXX... is the IP address of the proxy
I can
use to get through the firewall).

However this does not work. I have since managed to obtain access by
setting the

inside_firewall none

within the conf file. This is meant to force all requests to go through a
parent proxy. While this works, I am intersted to know why I HAVE to set
the inside_firewall
variable to none in order to gain access. This means I cannot theoretically
set the inside_firewall
variable to anything else in order to allow for direct access to sites
within the firewall.

Any comments appreciated.

Wayne Salamonsen
R&D Engineer

Internet Research & Development Unit Email:
National University of Singapore URL:
Computer Centre Ph: +65 771 5238
10 Kent Ridge Crescent Fax: +65 872 6205
Received on Tue Jul 15 1997 - 23:47:23 MDT

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