[squid-users] Quick question on using squid as a reverse proxy

From: Steven Pfister <SPfister@dont-contact.us>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:51:53 -0400

We've thinking of using squid as a reverse proxy as part of a plan to open up access to a particular web site to outside users.

Does squid as it's installed do any kind of checking of URLs for signs of attacks, or does something additional need to be installed (and what's popular for that)?

Besides taking away direct access to the webserver (and any vulnerabilities it may have) and providing some caching for static content, what are some other advantages of using squid this way? I'm trying to help put together a security recommendation.



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