Re: [SQU] virus scanner, how to implement?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 23:11:39 +0100

Dr. Michael Weller wrote:

> However, you don't normally need 'small squid without cache' outside.
> Except maybe when the 'virus checker' machine cannot reach the internet it
> self due to routing limitations (as you can easily masquerade the outbound
> requests this is only rarely the case).

The point of the outer Squid is to make the system as a whole behave
like Squid, but with the added value of the virus guard.

You can also do it like this while perserving Squid look and feel:

virus checker -> squid proxy

but then even cache hits are sent to the virus checker, even if already
scanned, which brings more load on the virus checker.

If you put the virus checker proxy "outward", then such things as FTP
directory listings, error messages about "unknown" sites and similar
things will be in the style and capabilities of the virus checker proxy.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
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