Squidguard not working - pfsense 2.0 release version



  • I have install Pfsense release from scratch and downloaded the packages Squid, Squidgard and lightsquid.
    I have configure and have the proxy server running in transparent mode and have blocked some websites via that and it works, I am able to get lightsquid reports but I have downloaded the black list and configured them from various blacklist sites as directed but have been unable to get it to block the categories and test the redirection - which I have installed a few time now on version 1.2.3 without any problems.
    Is there a trick to getting this to work in version 2.0 release?



  • Squidguard work well on PFsense 2.0 release version. Are you sure your configuration is correct and you restart squidguard after some change on categories?



  • I've setup a new 2.0 32-bit pfsense box and I plan on using these features. Are you using SquidGuard with the squid or squid3 package?

    I'll try to test squidguard this week and I'll post my results here.



  • Well if it is a configuration then I am note sure what to change. Is there any different settings I have to do on this version as I have got it working with version 1.2.3 a few times
    As I said I have loaded Squid 2.7.9_4.2 - SquidGuard 1.3_1 pkg v.1.9  and lightsquid 1.8.2 pkg v.1.5 - I have enabled proxy filter and blacklist and I have downloaded the blacklist and configure it to deny all to start with. This should block everything if I understand this correctly and I am using transparent Proxy.
    What else do I need to configure to test this?



  • @warren670923:

    Well if it is a configuration then I am note sure what to change. Is there any different settings I have to do on this version as I have got it working with version 1.2.3 a few times
    As I said I have loaded Squid 2.7.9_4.2 - SquidGuard 1.3_1 pkg v.1.9   and lightsquid 1.8.2 pkg v.1.5 - I have enabled proxy filter and blacklist and I have downloaded the blacklist and configure it to deny all to start with. This should block everything if I understand this correctly and I am using transparent Proxy.
    What else do I need to configure to test this?

    Same problem, can't make squidguard to work, I'm using pfsense 2.0 Release.



  • Hey guy,

    you need to manually add the proxy at the IE option. or use the proxy.pac

    function FindProxyForURL(url,host)
    {
    // variable strings to return
    var proxy_yes = "PROXY 192.168.1.1:3128";
    var proxy_no = "DIRECT";
        if (shExpMatch(url, "http://192.168.1.231*")) { return proxy_no; } //local server bypass proxy
      if (isInNet(myIpAddress(), "192.168.1.0", "255.255.255.0"))
        return proxy_yes;
    else
        return proxy_no;
    }



  • Hi Guys I just want to help you guys with the problem you are having and giving you all the solution that worked for me to upload the Blacklist. I was having the same problem when hitting download nothing happened. Even do I setup correclty the URL under "General Settings", "Blacklist Options" chequed enabled and filled in the Backlist URL "http://www.shallalist.de/Downloads/shallalist.tar.gz". In my case I found out that Internet Explorer 8 is not working. I tried using Google Chrome, same procedure and everything worked just fine. I did not try any other borwser but for me IE 8 did not work. Hope it works for you guts also.


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