Re: squid & wingate

From: Leonardo Rodrigues <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 08:57:33 -0300

         I disagree. If you're talking for Network Address Translation ONLY
for HTTP/HTTPS access, YES squid does it very well. And about hiding the
local network IP address, you can look at squid.conf file:

# TAG: forwarded_for on|off
# If set, Squid will include your system's IP address or name
# in the HTTP requests it forwards. By default it looks like
# this:
# X-Forwarded-For:
# If you disable this, it will appear as
# X-Forwarded-For: unknown
forwarded_for off

         BUT if you're talking as a WHOLE NAT, just like Wingate + Wingate
Client, NO, Squid does not provide that. You should look at IP
Masquerading. Try this page. It's called "The Compleat Idiot's Guide to
Transparent Proxy with Linux and Squid" ( )...... it's a GREAT place to start
understanding about IP Masquerading. You should also try IPCHAINS-HOWTO .....

At 12:22 17/05/00 +0100, you wrote:
>At 15:23 16/05/00 +0700, Slamet Pramono wrote:
>>In wingate, local network ip address is hided. Can squid be network
>>address translation like that ?
>>Thx for the attention.
>Err, the answer to this is both 'yes' and 'no'.
>Yes, Squid does have privacy options which can disable the disclosure of
>information about the client machine to the web site being contacted. See
>the squid.conf file for details.
>No, Squid does not provide NAT functionality (in the true meaning of the
>term). However, Linux /does/ provide a facility for IP masquerading which
>is one aspect of a NAT. Squid on Linux is an excellent combination.
>Martin A. Brooks
>The package said Windows NT 4 or better - I installed Linux.
Received on Wed May 17 2000 - 06:03:18 MDT

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