Squidguard + Transparent Firewall



  • Good day all,
    I've installed Pfsense 1.2 (what I had at the time) on an old SGS1660 (Via C3 1.33GHz, 768MB DDR, 80GB HD). I installed Squid (as a transparent proxy) and Squid Guard. Enabled web filtering and this was working without a problem. It was blocking porn, youtube, etc well enough. I then upgraded to 1.2.3 and all was still well.
    I then changed the firewall to transparent mode (bridged LAN-WAN etc). I selected the WAN interface in Squid (Services->Proxy Server) and pointed my pc to the WAN interface (as opposed to the LAN IP as was previous in normal routed/nated mode). I regained internet access, but the filtering is no longer working properly.
    I tested by trying to access different porns sites (e.g. porn.com) but it blocks some and allows most. So the question stands, does the transparent proxy and squidguard work when the firewall is in transparent mode?



  • Are you sure that the transparent proxy is working on bridge ?



  • When you say 'working on bridge' are you referring to is the service Started? please clarify



  • @W1nTry:

    When you say 'working on bridge' are you referring to is the service Started? please clarify

    With bridge transparent proxy not worked. You clients bypass by proxy.


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