Re: [squid-users] transparent proxy with transparent gateway (hrm)

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 12:41:03 -0700 (MST)

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Terry Davis wrote:

> This is a good one and perhaps I need to be slapped around a bit for
> even suggesting it.
> I want to set up transparent proxying. I do not want to change the
> default gw on my clients. Is there a way that I can set up an ethernet
> bridge that 'listens' for port 80 connections and mangles those packets
> so the destination address is the proxy server? I think I know the
> answer to this but it's worth a shot.

I think you can do it with FreeBSD, which has some options for
bridging in the kernel. The FreeBSD DUMMYNET descriptions lead me
to believe that you could set up a bridge that performs packet
filtering and rate limiting, so it might be able to intercept HTTP
too. I've always wanted to try it.
Received on Fri Feb 01 2002 - 12:41:04 MST

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