Squid or SquidGuard?

  • Hey, everybody, I need a hint to get me on my way to a solution.
    I've been using pfSense for a while, I'm currently using version 2.4.2, but I'm just starting to see Squid and SquidGuard.
    I need to make my LAN users able to browse as long as they are members of a certain group on my LDAP (AD DS).
    What I'm not sure about is whether to do it with Squid (so far I haven't been able to) or if I should do it with SquidGuard.
    Would someone tell me which one of us to use to accomplish this? Or should I use both?
    I'll make it clear that I don't need Squid's caching features.
    Maybe only with SquidGuard can I do it?
    Thank you very much for any help!


  • Squid is a caching proxy.  Squidguard is an URL filter.  Squidguard requires squid.  Squid uses authentication to allow/deny access while squidguard uses it for grouping purposes.

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