Re: [squid-users] squidguard vs Dansguardian ?

From: David Touzeau <>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 10:20:32 +0200

On 10/05/2010 07:50, Jose Ildefonso Camargo Tolosa wrote:
> Hi!
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM, David Touzeau<> wrote:
>> Dear all
>> Currently i have many HTTP uploads problems using DansGuardiand+Squid.
>> I have upgraded to Squid 3.1 but problems still occur.
>> It is not a Squid problem but a Dansguardian problem.
> Nice, uploads problems too. Add this to your list: CONNECT problems,
> one example from real live:
> One of my clients use Outlook to connect to an external Exchange
> server, and they pass through the proxy, when using Dansguardian
> connection just keep "waiting" all the time, it never finish
> connecting.... if the user connected directly to the squid port:
> everything went just fine. Oh, even more: when I upgraded to latest
> version (, the CONNECT problem reduced its frequency (to
> "from-time-to-time"), but then: performance went to the floor, the
> network just started to be slower, and slower, and slower, until,
> well: it was obvious that something was wrong, so, I had to disable
> dansguardian for a while (still disabled).
> I find it... just annoying.
> With SquidGuard, although less maintained that DansGuardian:
> 03-Jan-2009, I never had this kind of problems, I believe because all
> of the protocol thing is done by squid. I want to drop dansguardian,
> but I really need the anti-virus thing :( . I was thinking if
> squidguard could be extended to run AV checks, or maybe use another
> anti-virus proxy (any ideas).
>> It seems that Dansguardian is not currently maintain (last build
>> 05-Jun-2009) and mailing list is very silent about this problem.
>> I would like to switch to SquidGuard.
> If you don't need the AV proxy: go, switch to SquidGuard.
>> Did somebody have some experience using Squid 3.1.x with SquidGuard ?
>> performances, compatibilities with Squid 3.1.x and others ...
> I have one question here: how many entries is "ok" on an ACL with
> squid? a blacklist, for example:
> acl black_list dstdomain "/etc/squid/black_list"
> How many entries is ok to have with squid on the file /etc/squid/black_list?
> What do you think?
> Ildefonso Camargo

Many thanks to your answer but i need AV checking, there is no problem
for that because i will use C-ICAP has a ICAP server that allow you to
connect ClamAV with SQUID....
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