Squid - Squidguard replaced by Varnish/Danguardian?



  • So I have been running squid and squidguard for quite a while.  It's been running not too bad, but I do notice some issues on some sites (some youtube pages get a looping preview window).  I've been hoping a squid 3 update may one day come out and possibly fix the issues.
      I now see a whole bunch of great packages come out.
    Could someone give me their feedback on the packages.

    Squid 3.  Looks like a reverse proxy version of squid.  Does it run on normal cache mode?  Does it work with squidguard?
    Varnish.  Does it run in transparent mode?

    Does anyone have varnish/danguardian working nicely as a transparent proxy and filtering?

    Any feedback is appreciate.  I'll have to setup a vm and play.  Right now all these setups seem overwhelming :)



  • @tester_02:

    Squid 3.  Looks like a reverse proxy version of squid.  Does it run on normal cache mode?

    It runs on both modes.
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,44735.msg249094.html#msg249094

    @tester_02:

    Does it work with squidguard?

    @tester_02:

    Varnish.  Does it run in transparent mode?

    Varnish is a http reverse proxy with caching, you point your dns record to it's ip and it does balance,fail over,reducer server load, etc.

    You can configure it to act as a proxy server but it's designed to reverse proxy, so AFAIK no transparent support for it.

    @tester_02:

    Does anyone have varnish/danguardian working nicely as a transparent proxy and filtering?

    I do as proxies only. Transparent proxy do only http filtering leaving https 'free'. A WPAD/PAC configuration is more secure this way.


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