Re: Anyone tried integrating Squid and WebSense ?

From: Arjan de Vet <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 23:06:39 +0100 (CET)

In article <> you write:

>The subject says it all. Has anyone tried to integrate Squid with
>WebSense (proxy database-based filtering of URLs and sites according to
>specific categories) ? Check out for details of
>the product. At this stage it appears to only be effective with MS and
>Netscape proxy, or CheckPoint's FireWall-1.
>Maybe, it would be worth providing WebSense hooks in Squid to broaden
>its appeal - comments ?

I'm currently integrating external proxy authentication programs into Squid
and it's not too difficult. If you can make a kind of wrapper program around
WebSense which accepts a URL and replies YES or NO it should be easy. It
might well be possible with a simple redirector program which contacts
WebSense: redirect all forbidden URLs to some page explaining why it's

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