Re: Force using Squid

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 03 Apr 1998 01:35:21 +1000

Marc van Selm wrote:
> At 06:09 PM 4/2/98 +0400, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> >Panjai Tantatsanawong wrote:
> >> Dear Squid user
> >> I would like to ask that is it possible to force
> >> all users to use WWW via Squid proxy by block TCP port 80
> >> of all clients in router and allow only proxy machine
> >> to access outside?
> >
> >Yes, of course. The only negative side is that you will be likely to get
> >washed out by the stream of users' calls and e-mails :-)
> >However, you will be much more likely to be washed out by the calls and
> >e-mails if you set up a 'transparent' proxy ;-)
> It depends on who you are. An internet provider can't but a business or
> government agency can enforce this very simply (the boss pays for your
> browsing).

As an ISP we _do_ block 80 to enforce proxy use. We're an association,
and once the pros and cons were explained at a general meeting, the
majority of the members (only one dissenter) voted for the block.

Nor are we isolated in this. Quite a few other ISP's on this side of the
pond do the same.

We _do_ however, redirect any attempted direct connections to a script
that provides a page that explains (in rough) how to set up proxies in
most common browsers.

Received on Thu Apr 02 1998 - 07:40:50 MST

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