Unable to configure squid properly.
I'm very new to pfsense, i've been using it for about 10 days so please bare with me…
I'm trying to set up a box to be a generic transparent web cache proxy and from all acounts pfsense is more than capable, unfortunatly i don't seem to be able to make it work.
I have installed v1.2.3 on a p4 3ghz pc with 1gb ram, set up my WAN as DHCP and bridged the LAN to the WAN. Created a firewall rule to pass all WAN to LAN & disabled NAT. Installed Squid & lightsquid and set up as per the instructions. I connect my laptop to the LAN interface of pfsense, i get a DHCP ip from my router, i can ping google but am unable to browse!
I've had a bit of a play around if i disable 'Allow users on interface' and add my subnet under 'Access Control' i can then browse but i'm sure its not cacheing as lightsquid doesnt list anything...
I'm probably missing something stupid, any help / pointers are welcome.
mhab12 last edited by
Any reason that you bridged LAN & WAN? This would only be necessary in a few very specific configurations. The 'typical' relationship between LAN and WAN as far as routing is set up to work by default.
Thanks for your reply. I wanted to create a generic web cache/proxy that was transparent. This appeared to be the simpleist way to achieve it. I need all traffic to pass straight through and will need DHCP to be assigned from the WAN side.
Essentially it works apart from it doen't cache anything…. If i disable the LAN->WAN bridge and resetup the DHCP server in pfsense then the cache works perfectly but i'm then running on the wrong subnet :-(
I'm sure there must be a way to do this but i cannot for the life of me work it out!!
jigpe last edited by
You refresh your lightsquid in order to do logging
Infortunatly i got dragged onto another project for a while but i'm back on this one now.
Been playing with my pfsense box for a few hours to familerise myself with it again.
Still can't get it to work as i want, with the bridge disabled transpatent squid works fine,
with the bridge enabled transparent squid doesn't work. Do i need to make any manual
changes to any conf files??
I may be completely wrong here but to me it looks like the interface squid is bound to is
a 'NIC' not the 'bridge', does the bridge have an internal address of its own that i can bind to?
If i manually set the proxy in the browser i have to bind to the 'wan' interface and give the
browser the 'wan' address….........
When you have LAN bridged to WAN, the LAN side has no IP. You'd probably want to bind squid to the WAN in that case.