Re: ACL ban list ?...

From: Jamie Wilson <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 15:16:22 +0100

At 10:30 PM 4/21/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Zeus V. Panchenko wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm new here. Please excuse me if the question is already discussed ...
>> I need to put BIG (several hundreds entries) ban list of sites,
>> I don't want users to access ...
>> How will it affect the work of Squid?
>Badly, depending on the exact number of the entries, the available CPU
>cycles, and the type of access controls.
>Use a redirector. See the documentation for a discussion on how they

I would be interested in hearing of any out-of-the-ordinary (ie, URL
re-writing to take advantage of mirrors) uses of the redirector facility,
and how it's working for people.

We currently have a custom written proxy that does a number of checks on
each URL ("child-safety" settings, time controls, etc.) based on the user
accessing the URL. At first glance I think it would be necessary to modify
squid to pass a bit more information to the redirector, but that shouldn't
be a major task.

Any general comments on this? I'm quite sure squid's up to the task, as
long as our redirector is zippy enough.

Received on Tue Apr 21 1998 - 07:29:48 MDT

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