Re: [SQU] Replacing MS Proxy Server with Squid

From: Vishwanath Paranjape <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:49:10 +0530

yes that can be done

but why to do this kind of connectivity?
why are the dependancies increased...

This is useful if you are not running TCP/IP on your network
and want to give access to internet

but practically how many networks have we come across that do not run TCP/IP
(and cannot run) ?

one more thing...
i haven't faced the prob but it might be interesting to know how a proxy
client and server will communicate when placed across a router in different

just for the sake of proxy, NETBIOS needs to be enabled on the
router...again an ivitation to increased broadcast traffic...

MS should have given option of IP address OR netbios name

they add some feature, which later on in practical life turns out to be a


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Lang <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, March 04, 2001 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SQU] Replacing MS Proxy Server with Squid

>I think that is sort of what I said... I doubt you need to run NetBeui to
>use proxy. If you are running TCP/IP, you don't even need to run Wins.
>What the client will do is broadcast for the comptuer (netbios) name. If
>you have Wins, the client will check the wins server first, get the IP
>address, and send the info that way. MS typically runs Netbios over TCP/IP
>even when you have just TCP installed. Pre Win2k networking can't get buy
>without it... well, atleast without using broadcasting.
>So... I'd assume that you could add a static Wins mapping named "MyProxy"
>and give it an IP address. Set up all the clients to go to that. This
>if you put the MS Proxy on a different computer, you just need to change
>IP address of the static mapping and it should work.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Robert Collins" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 9:37 PM
>Subject: Re: [SQU] Replacing MS Proxy Server with Squid
>> Vishwanath is correct. For the WINSOCK proxy, the two nodes communicate
>> via RPC over NETBIOS, over whatever lower layer happens to be there.
>> Thus the NETBIOS name, not ip name, is important.
>> WINS _may_ be a factor if TCP/IP is the internal network protocol.
>> Rob
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