RE: squid & wingate

From: R.Ilker Gokhan <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 15:45:26 +0300

I don't understand why you disagree. I think Martin's says right and yours
too. My English is not excellent but according to my undertanding Martin's
Yes = Leonardo's Yes and Martin's No = Leonardo's No.

Greeting from Istanbul.
Ilker G.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Leonardo Rodrigues []
>Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 2:58 PM
>Subject: Re: squid & wingate
> 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
>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 - 06:48:10 MDT

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