Re: [SQU] Squid behind a firewall - questions

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 23:53:20 +0100

Is it a proxy based firewall, or a packet filtering firewall?

More specifically, do you have to configure clients to use the firewall
when behind it, or is the firewall "invisible" to normal clients?

If the firewall is "invisible" requiring no proxy configuration in the
clients, then Squid won't need any specific configuration.

If the firewall is not "invisible", then you must most likely configure
Suqid to use it as a parent proxy. See the cache_peer and never_direct

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Martin Mielke wrote:
> Dear all,
> There's a proxy running on the firewall pretty fine.
> Please, correct me if I'm wrong: according to the Squid's FAQs, it should be
> provided with some parent cache in order to work.
> But what if I set up the firewall on a machine and the proxy on another one
> behind it? Can't I simply set up Squid as a stand-alone proxy, as it has
> been up to now, to forward all HTTP and FTP requests to the firewall? So,
> for me it would be much easier, to configure, then I could set up a rule on
> the firewall to accept incoming traffic from the proxy only and deny the
> rest, among other things.
> Is this possible? any other suggestions/hints & tips will be welcomed!
> Thanks and regards,
> Martin
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