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  1. #1

    Setting configuration file for squidGuard


    I am trying to create a transparent filtering proxy server for my organization. However, I have not had much experience with setting configuration files (I configure most programs through webmin) and I was wondering if anybody could give me any ideas on how to correctly set the configuration file for squidGuard. I have tried to set webmin before but with no luck. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    North Carolina
    you can configure squid thru webmin right away, to configure squidguard you need to install the module - webmin modules - SquidGuard Configuration

    makes life much easier and when you initially run the module, if you havne't set up squidguard in squid, it will do it for you

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    If I have installed the webmin module for squid guard, does this mean that I do not need to do any configuration in the squid Guard webmin file?

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    Thank you very much for your help and Webmin has helped me a lot. However, I'm still stuck on configuring squid guard. I have uploaded my squidGuard configuration file for you to have a look at:

    # Configuration File for SquidGuard
    # Created with the SquidGuard Configuration Webmin Module
    # Copyright (C) 2001 by Tim Niemueller <>
    # - webmin modules - SquidGuard Configuration
    # File created on 15/Oct/2007 15:14

    dbhome /usr/local/squidGuard/db/
    logdir /usr/local/squidGuard/log/

    source Users {

    destination bl_warez {
    domainlist warez/domains
    urllist warez/urls

    destination bl_audio-video {
    domainlist audio-video/domains
    urllist audio-video/urls

    destination bl_proxy {
    domainlist proxy/domains
    urllist proxy/urls

    destination bl_ads {
    domainlist ads/domains
    urllist ads/urls

    destination bl_aggressive {
    domainlist aggressive/domains
    urllist aggressive/urls

    destination bl_hacking {
    domainlist hacking/domains
    urllist hacking/urls

    destination bl_redirector {
    domainlist redirector/domains
    urllist redirector/urls

    destination bl_violence {
    domainlist violence/domains
    urllist violence/urls

    destination bl_gambling {
    domainlist gambling/domains
    urllist gambling/urls

    destination bl_spyware {
    domainlist spyware/domains
    urllist spyware/urls

    destination bl_suspect {
    domainlist suspect/domains
    urllist suspect/urls

    destination bl_drugs {
    domainlist drugs/domains
    urllist drugs/urls
    acl {

    Users {
    redirect Google

    Note that I have managed to get Squid Proxy Server and SARG installed and they are able to interact, and I have managed to install both squidGuard and the squidGuard webmin module, but I have not got the filtering on squid guard working.

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