RE: What if Squid goes down?

From: Daryl Lim <>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:45:00 +0000

> Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 23:10:58 -0500 (EST)
> From: Bill Wichers <>
> To: Barrie Hall <>
> Cc: squid-users <>
> Subject: RE: What if Squid goes down?

> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Barrie Hall wrote:
> > I have found the same thing, we might loose the DNS, the ISDN link may go down, etc, it doesn't matter, any loss of service inevetibly brings screams of "the proxy's down again".
> > Well after 5-6 months of 100% squid availability, Ive taken the Draconian step of blocking direct access to port 80 outside our firewall. Now everyone HAS to use the proxy. If we do start having pr>
> I'm just about to that point myself. Some or our School clients are
> already configured this way since their squids are also blocking
> objectionable sites (porn and chat rooms primarily). Some of the students
> found out if they disabled the cache they could go to chat rooms. One of
> these schools is an all-girl school, so imagine the problem the school had
> when the girls discovered that hot mail's webchat thing would let them
> gossip whil in class between different classrooms! Chaos! A simple entry
> in the ACL "taboo.list" (appropriate name don't you think? :-) and that
> problem was solved.

Hey , This is exactly what I'm trying to do as well .. Big long long list of
chat sites :) .. I don't know what I'd be doing without the url_regex feature
Probably a bigger longer list of blocked sites .

Yes .. I am afaid people with discover that so they can just bypass it .
> BTW, when we installed Navigator 4.0 we found that it wasn't difficult to
> prevent users from chaning any of the network settings. There is a file
> that netscape want's to see to run some kind of setting changer thing, and
> since we have netscape running over the network we just removed that file.
> If a user clicks on "Preferences" under the "Edit" menu, the machine just
> returns them to the browser window as if they hadn't done anything. Now
> there's a big that really is a feature!

Cool .. Could you share what file need to changed or deleted to implement that
feature .. Currently I have dicovered another special trick not as fancy but if
you make the netscape.cfg read-only .. And if people disable proxies it is only
disabled for that period . Also stops people from changing Netscape's settings

Thanks In Advance,

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