Re: Help with transparent cache

From: Matt Ashfield <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 16:42:14 -0300


We are running it in non-transparent mode, ie proxy mode right now. The
problem is we want to run it transparent on an AIX box. We've actually set
it up to run transparent on a Linux box, but have been out of luck trying to
get the AIX box to accept the packets. So I guess it's an AIX issue. Have
you heard of anyone else running this on AIX?



-----Original Message-----
From: Clifton Royston <>
To: Matt Ashfield <>
Date: Friday, October 22, 1999 4:38 PM
Subject: Re: Help with transparent cache

>On Fri, Oct 22, 1999 at 02:09:42PM -0300, Matt Ashfield wrote:
>> THanks for the response. I obviously have some learning to do, but my
>> quesiton is to run squid as a transparent cache do I need a firewall?
>> Cheers
> No, you do not need a firewall. However, you may need some software
>which performs some similar functions to some firewalls, which may lead
>to this confusion.
> Please read the introduction to the section on Transparent Proxying
>in the Squid FAQ: <> I
>helped rewrite it earlier this year to be a little clearer, and it does
>at least cover the basics of what you need to know and do.
> You will make mistakes in the process, and it is essential that you
>get Squid running as a non-transparent proxy *before* you try this, or
>you'll have a terrible time debugging. It is also important that you
>test this on a very small network first, because it has the potential
>to break all web traffic to and from your network if you misconfigure
>it slightly, which is very likely at first if you don't understand what
>it's doing.
> -- Clifton
> Clifton Royston -- LavaNet Systems Architect --
> "An absolute monarch would be absolutely wise and good.
> But no man is strong enough to have no interest.
> Therefore the best king would be Pure Chance.
> It is Pure Chance that rules the Universe;
> therefore, and only therefore, life is good." - AC
Received on Fri Oct 22 1999 - 13:51:58 MDT

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