Re: what exactly is it I failed to understand?

From: Omar Sanchez Jacome <>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 17:09:35 -0500 (CDT)

Hay alguien que sepa espaniol??

creo que tendre que aprender ingles..

On Mon, 25 Oct 1999, Clifton Royston wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 07:45:59PM +0200, Arvid Gregersen wrote:
> > I have recently set up squid and there are some things that seems
> > like everyday knowledge to you that I don't seem to get and as far as
> > I can see isn't described in the squid.conf file. For example how to
> > use route other requests from clients through the server machine. For
> > example mail, ftp and icq.
> Squid is exactly as it describes itself: A caching web proxy.
> It doesn't say anything about routing, mail, FTP, or ICQ, precisely
> because it doesn't do those.
> It's nice that Squid apparently has such a glowing reputation as to
> make people think maybe it can do all those other things, but
> unfortunately it doesn't.
> > I'm beginning to find out that squid maybe can't do this, because I
> > really don't think the squid.conf file is THAT selfexplaning but then
> > what can? If there is a manual covering these things could you tell
> > me where it is?
> To be honest, I'm not sure what your best recourse is for a general
> proxy/routing solution. The TIS Internet Firewall Toolkit (fwtk) will
> help you put some of these together, but it presumes the user knows
> quite a bit about what they are doing. See:
> <>
> There's clearly a demand for something which handles proxying,
> forwarding, and/or rerouting as many protocols as possible
> transparently, with the minimum of configuration, but AFAIK (as far as
> I know) there is no one program which will do all of that.
> > (I really don't think the faq does it out for a manual(!)) -or lead
> > me in the right direction at least.
> No, it doesn't, but it's not really fair to expect it to either, given
> that what you're asking about is precisely what the software doesn't
> do! It's admittedly sketchy on coverage of how to do what Squid does
> do, and can't reasonably cover all the things Squid doesn't.
> -- 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
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