Transparent web filtering https+http proxy to clarify
vielfede last edited by
as it seems to me that there is some confusion about it on that forum section (and in my my mind as well), after I spent a lot of time trying to configure a transparent proxy to allow web filtering, and after some explanations request to the local pfsense support, I'd like to clarify some facts about it, just to avoid other useless attempt.
**The goal:**A transparent proxy allowing
caching + web filtering for http
web filtering for https
Client configuration: avoided (no proxy settings, wpad, certificate installation on client, etc)
Packages to use: squid and squidguard
FACTS (please correct me if I am wrong)
That kind of configuration DOES NOT WORK, to be more precise, the https part does not because of some programs connection issues (e.g. Chrome)
The most similar working conf is by use of WPAD (documentation here https://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=112335.0
Please let me know if my deductions are wrong.
Moreover, I was no able to understand why the use of wpad is mandatory, if anyone can explain me, I'd appreciate it very much.
If something should change I promise to update this topic