Re: [SQU] Hiding the name and version of squid in the error message

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 13:15:56 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Joe Erlewein wrote:

> In the professional environment I intend to implement this cache
> solution, this is very unacceptable. Linux has been a
> long-outlawed OS here, and with this recent opportunity to use
> something like it, My objective it so make it as bulletproof as
> possible. In order to do this, I need to be sure that the system
> CANNOT be identified to outside (or inside) users/hacks.

A Squid (or any other cache I know) is easily identified with or
without the error page signature containing software name. IMO, your
"security" plan will provide nothing but false impression of security.
You may want to concentrate on other security measures.


P.S. The "how to remove Squid signature completely" question has been
     answered many times before on this list.

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