RE: [squid-users] Redirecting Windows Update

From: Scott Phalen <>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 13:10:09 -0600

This is what I am looking for. What is the redirection command in the
squid.conf?? I have searched and can't find one.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark A. Lewis []
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 1:09 PM
To: Serassio Guido; Scott Phalen;
Subject: RE: [squid-users] Redirecting Windows Update

Redirect it (like you would porn or such) to a page saying it is blocked
to insure that computers remain compliant yadda, yadda. Give a link to
the SUS server for them to use.

-----Original Message-----
From: Serassio Guido []
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2004 12:02 PM
To: Scott Phalen;
Subject: RE: [squid-users] Redirecting Windows Update


At 18.12 21/02/2004, Scott Phalen wrote:

>Actually, it is a mirror of Microsoft's Update Service. All updates
>(my concern is Critical Updates) are downloaded locally and by changing

>the "wuserver" registry key on the client machine, they get their
>critical updates via MSUS locally. Essentially the same as going out
>to Microsoft's servers but saving loads of bandwidth.

Again, I know MS SUS, I'm a SUS 2.0 beta tester !!!

>Is there a way to redirect a specific URL in squid to a web server
>inside the network?

Again NO:

- SUS doesn't mirror all Windows Update services contents
- All updates are digitally signed and verified, so you cannot fake the
Windows update site: Your clients will search for ORIGINAL Windows
updates Digital Signatures, not for the Digital signatures generated
from SUS.



Guido Serassio
Acme Consulting S.r.l.
Via Gorizia, 69 10136 - Torino - ITALY
Tel. : +39.011.3249426 Fax. : +39.011.3293665

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