I played with SquidGuard in the past few days to control what users can access on the net and when. Is it quite a great package, as it did what I needed to do. That is basically how it works:

  • You can define Time Spaces
  • You can define source groups (hosts or networks, or IP addresses ranges, or users)
  • You can define destination groups (domains, urls, regex)
  • Finally, you define acls with all those parameters
  • You can add blacklists to the mix
I have recommendations for people who would like to try squidguard:

  • Don't forget that SquidGuard is a redirector, if you don't configure a redirect URL, it will do not block anything
  • Check all the logs
  • You need to know that when SquidGuard encounters a problem (config or else), it goes into emergency mode, in with it does nothing (nothing is blocked)
  • I suggest you avoid using the webmin module. I can't tell it is 100% sure you'll have trouble with it, but I lost many hours because of it. If I can find some time eventually, I'll report more on what problems I've met. Feel free to post comments on your experiences with proxies...


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