Re: Inquiry of Transparent Proxying

From: Dancer <>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 07:23:23 +1000

Joel Taqueban wrote:
> Could someone please be kind in explaining (in simple terms) what
> really is transparent proxying (and is importance) and how will it work
> for me? How about Proxy Authentication? I'm sorry I have read the FAQs
> but I couldn't understand how the above works.
> Thanks,
> Joel

Transparent proxying: Your clients don't change anything from their
normal direct-to-the-world configuration. Your router, instead, sees
traffic intended for port 80 and redirects it to squid where the
connection details are examined and the request is rewritten as a proxy
request and then processed.

Proxy authentication: Your clients must supply a user-name and password
in order to use the proxy. Their browser will prompt them for it. You
cannot do this in conjunction with transparent proxying.

Received on Mon Apr 19 1999 - 15:15:32 MDT

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