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 From:  "Andrew Cotter" <andrew dot cotter at somersetcapital dot com>
 To:  "Tim Roberts" <monowall at dsslink dot net>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Squid & m0n0wall
 Date:  Thu, 4 Aug 2005 15:28:16 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Roberts [mailto:monowall at dsslink dot net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:24 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Squid & m0n0wall
>
>
> Im sure this is more of a Squid question but would really
> appreciate some input from you guys. We just got fed up with our
> old linux firewalls and swapped the whole netwoprk to m0n0wall. I
> probably should have read a bit more before hand but too late
> now. We absolutly love m0n0wall and hats off to the devlopers!
>
> Whats the best way to run Squid now? We used to port forward
> outbound 80 and 443 to our squid server sitting on the Internet
> side of our backbone via iptables and forward rules. Call me an
> idiot, (I pretty much am when it comes to firewalling) but I do
> not see any ability in m0n0wall to forward ports outbound or
> "redirect" rather. Is this a limitation in this incredible
> program or am I totally missing the boat?
>
> Our primary worry is we love squid, use it heavily (it saves are
> butt in bandwidth issues at times) but it gets beat on so badly
> it goes down frequently (once or so per month) - most of the
> time, just bad hdd's. Still cannot find reliable drives these
> days.....anyhow, I need the simplest way to prepare how to get
> our network off of squid when it does go down and the same to
> swing the traffic back at it when its revived. I was thinking we
> could use the m0n0walls gateway as the squid box and just force
> it there, but that would leave squid routing public ip's to
> public ip's wouldnt it?
>
> Any input at all is seriously appreciated!
>
> Thanks
> Tim Roberts
>

We have a squid box internally that that has a gateway of the firewall and
we set the client proxy settings using a windows gpo.  The box we use is a
spare Dell 750 (cel 2.4/512/80GB SATA drive) that doesn't break a sweat with
50+ users on it.

Andrew