Alix2d13, SquidGuard, Squid



  • Hi,

    I have installed pfSense on a compaq flash card running it on ALIX2D13 (http://www.pcengines.ch/alix2d13.htm).
    Now I am thinking about installing SquidGuard and I am not sure if it is a good idea.

    Dose anybody have any experience with that? I searched the forum and found some hints but nobody that
    has tried it.

    Thanks a lot for your answers.



  • Some people have tried it. It's hard to do much with Squid and Squidguard with 256 MB RAM, so it generally isn't a good idea. There's a good chance you'll run out of RAM which will start randomly killing processes.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If you use no caching or logging of any kind in squid/squidguard, and if you keep it to a very simply squidGuard ACL/Category list, it can work.

    Blacklists will not work, only custom target categories.

    As cmb mentioned, however, it's very easy to run out of RAM on ALIX, so be very cautious about running squid at all there.


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