Pfsense SQUID only box
Is there any risk/drawback or will it raise any problem if I use pfsense in my network just for SQUID (just for proxy)?
So only the http/https traffic would hit the firewall other traffic would use a different path. There is a plan to use WCCP
(transparanet) proxy configuration as well.
thank you for your comments,
While pfSense can do the job, if you're only looking for a proxy server then I don't know why you wouldn't just spin up some Linux/*BSD instance with Squid if that's all you need. I don't know if pfSense support WCCB. There were some forum posts about it, but nothing solid.
linux + squid would be the second option. I like pfsense and how it maintains packages and I like to solid webinterface of pfsense.
Let's make a note here: I do not want that feature that pfsense use wccp to redirect web requests to a proxy server
(not even to itself). I would like to use pfsense as proxy only. Small network diagram:
So my question is: is pfsense's squid package able to handle connections using wccp.
pfSense can be your proxy server for sure, but I don't have any knowledge about the WCCP side of things.
I hope others have experience regarding this.