Re: [squid-users] Transparent proxy

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:43:11 +1200

On 27/08/2012 10:38 a.m., Roman Gelfand wrote:
> Assuming that configuring client browsers' proxy is not a problem, is
> there a good (where good overweighs bad) reason to use squid
> transparent proxy feature?

The only other usefulness is to catch unconfigured clients and redirect
them at a "how to configure your browser correctly" page (ie
ERR_AGENT_CONFIGURE or ERR_AGENT_WPAD in the templates langpack).

I would argue that this is the best way to use it regardless of the
circumstances. But some admin consider even that too much of a hassle to
their users.

> The reason why I am asking is I just skimmed through squid book and
> they are not painting a rosy picture around transparent proxy.
> Thanks in advance

Right. The NAT way is convenient for some, but MITM is not a rosy
picture at the best of times. You will notice that many of those issues
are not limited to HTTP, they or variantions can occur when any protocol
is MITM'd.

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