Re: [squid-users] Websense with Squid

From: Squid Support (Henrik Nordstrom) <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 23:21:16 +0100

On Monday 18 February 2002 19.59, Simon White wrote:

> However I don't see a reply in the archives.

Don't think there has been any.

> I've just been testing, I set up Squid to forward requests to the
> "parent" -> The Websense server, running under Linux RedHat 7.2,
> installed OK and is running. In the Websense logs, I get:
> "Incorrect WISP request header"

What the heck is a WISP request header?

> So, has anyone analysed / reverse engineered (ouch) the Websense
> protocol to make it work with Squid?

Not that I know of.

> Why would they? well... Websense has a nice content database and if
> I wanted to stay fully open source, I'd have to use hack it, since
> all supported products are appliances or commercial products. I
> know that you would say that I should use an open source filter,
> but in a big network the one thing I would buy commercially if I
> wanted a gain in efficiency would be a filter, since human updated
> databases do not come open source.

Tried bugging websense about being able to subscribe to their content
classification service while using Squid?

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Received on Mon Feb 18 2002 - 15:44:04 MST

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