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Setting up Squid as your caching HTTP/FTP proxy

So now your rule section should look like this.

# INSERT YOUR OWN RULE(S) HERE TO ALLOW ACCESS FROM YOUR

# CLIENTS

#http_access deny all

http_access allow all

Three cheers and your proxy has been setup. Now you only need to make sure

that Squid starts every time your Linux box boots.

If your using RedHat then you can start in the following manner. Login as

Admin or "su" to root & use the "setup" command. Now enter the System

Services sub menu and enable Squid.

If your using SuSE then start YaST and go to "System Administration", then

go to "Change config File", then scroll down till you come to "START

SQUID" & just enable it from "NO" to "YES".

The next time you reboot your machine your Proxy will start automatically.

Before you start using squid you need to create the swap directories. Do

this by

/usr/sbin/squid -z

This just has to be done the first time.

To start Squid right now use the following command

bash#/etc/rc.d/init.t/squid start

There, you have setup, configured and started your proxy. Just make sure

your client's web browsers have the http proxy port setup as the same port

in your /etc/squid.conf file.