Re: [squid-users] Do I need ftp-proxy ?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 22:40:52 +0100

Squid is a HTTP proxy. HTTP proxies provides proxy services to HTTP
clients (i.e. web browsers). HTTP proxies provides the services HTTP,
FTP, Gopher and SSL when a browser is configured to use it as a proxy.
If you are doing transparent interception then the only service you can
intercept with a HTTP proxy is HTTP.

Squid is not a complete firewall or generic proxy solution. Other
protocols will require other proxies.

How to configure SuSe FTP proxy is outside the scope of this
mailinglist, but it is generally very simple. The transparent mode most
likely only works with Linux-2.2 and earlier kernels (needs some updates
for Linux-2.4), but the normal proxy mode should work just fine. See the
SuSe FTP proxy documentation for configuration and usage instructions.

Henrik Nordström
Squid Hacker

Prabu Subroto wrote:
> My LAN is using squid proxy to access the internet.
> But why can my clients only use "http" protocol. So
> they only can use internet browser. They cannot use
> any services that using "http" protocol. So my clients
> can not download something with ftp... including
> accessing a pop server.
> I tried to make a hypothesis...: I think...may be my
> squid server only provide services for http so that's
> why I installed "SuSE suite ftp-proxy". I have
> configure my "/etc/proxy-suite/ftp-proxy.conf" file.
> But I also find a problem.... because my clients still
> can not use ftp services (connect to ftp server
> outside my LAN and they also can not access pop
> server).
> Here I attached my "/etc/proxy-suite/ftp-proxy.conf"
> file.
> Anybody would like to be so teach me
> solving this problem ?
> ps. I am using SuSE Linux 7.2 .
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> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Name: ftp-proxy.conf
> ftp-proxy.conf Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream)
> Encoding: base64
> Description: ftp-proxy.conf
Received on Tue Nov 20 2001 - 14:46:24 MST

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