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Using Squid as a Web Proxy Server

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This scenario illustrates the installation, configuration and testing of squid - a fully-featured web proxy cache server on CentOS 8.

Disclaimer! This scenario is based on the the content from https://kifarunix.com/install-and-configure-squid-proxy-on-centos-8/ by Koromicha

Based on the original content, we have improved on it as follows: 1. Availed a virtual environment 2. Mapped the network configuration to allow easy access 3. Provided demonstartion on blocking unwanted sites.

What you will learn

After completing the scenario, participants should be able to configure and test squid on CentOS 7. Specifically, the particpant will learn the following: - Installation of squid - Editing the squid configuration file to: - Allow/deny speciffic IP/IP range - Allow/deny specific ports - Deny some sites based on keywords - setting up squid client - Testing squid proxy

Scenario Pre-requisites / Recommendations

This scenario requires basic knowledge in Linux operating systems.

Technical Details

  • This scenario uses 1 virtual machine.
  • All packages have been installed for you but not configured as the VM don't have internet access, any install commands shown are for reference purposes only and should not be run.
  • MODESINGLEPLAYER
  • TYPECCL
  • DIFFICULTYEASY
  • TIME60 MINUTES
  • COST10 CRYSTALS
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