Re: Transparent Proxy and rewritten URL's

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 1998 09:35:28 -0600

Simon Richards writes:

> First my setup:
> Cisco 2509 running IOS 11.2
> PC running Linux 2.0.34
> Squid 1.NOVM.20 running on port 8080, httpd_accel is virtual 8080
> ipfwadm 2.3.0
> I have read through umpteen pages of information on the subject of
>Transparent Proxies, however so far the following problem has not been
> To my knowledge I have everything configured up correctly, I am using the
>suggested configuration settings from the squid FAQ. (Except for the
>proxy port number :-) Particulary the section dealing with Cisco's and
> When a user has not got proxy settings set in their browser squid tells
>them that they are unable to connect to the remote host. After further
>investigation I discovered that an address eg was
>getting :8080 appended to it. So of course when squid tried contacting the
>remote host it was failing because web servers run on port 80 (typically)

Squid appends it's HTTP port number to incoming requests when its
in accel mode.

Can't you run Squid on port 80?

Duane W.
Received on Tue Jun 09 1998 - 08:36:24 MDT

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