Networking · Open Source · Proxy · security

Content control software/ Web Content filtering using SquidGuard for enterprise network

Content filtering for enterprise network or educational institution can be a mandatory requirement in many institutions/organizations. Besides filtering web content by category, content control/filtering software can also helps us to filter out malware and virus sites, unwanted advertisements etc.   Finding the right product and making it work for your organization can be a challenge.… Continue reading Content control software/ Web Content filtering using SquidGuard for enterprise network

Photography

Ray of Light!

Ray of Light!, a photo by Saad Faruque on Flickr. End of another busy day …

Linux · Making things work · Open Source · Proxy · security

SquidGuard implementation for enterprise network

SquidGuard is a content filtering tool used in enterprise network to control/filter sites that end users/hosts can access. SquidGuard is built to work as a plug-in for squid. It uses black lists and url redirection technology to make this content filter work. There are many free/paid black lists available in the internet, that SquidGuard can… Continue reading SquidGuard implementation for enterprise network

Photography · Sky · Weekend

Fire in the sky

Fire in the sky, a photo by Saad Faruque on Flickr.

Linux · Making things work

Squid transparent proxy for https / ssl traffic

We use transparent proxy is when we want to avoid getting into client side proxy configuration or force the users traffic through proxy server. Some of the key reasons/advantage of using a transparent proxy can be following Cashing of the web contents and DNS lookup Access control to internet resources (who can access) Client bandwidth… Continue reading Squid transparent proxy for https / ssl traffic

Integration · Internet · Linux · Networking · Open Source · Proxy · Windows

Setting up Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD) using DNS

In order to use the DNS only method to setup Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD) you need to check on the following To use WPAD using DNS method a DNS entry is needed for a host named WPAD. This name should be resolvable from the clients machine Web server must be configured to serve the… Continue reading Setting up Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD) using DNS

Linux · Networking · Open Source · Proxy

Setting up Automatic Proxy Configuration (PAC) file

I tried to make this tutorial for users with medium to advance linux administrative skills. Even if you are not one of those one of them feel free to leave a comment and I shall try to help you out. To make your Proxy Auto Configuration APC work you need a PAC file and a… Continue reading Setting up Automatic Proxy Configuration (PAC) file

Integration · Internet · Networking · Open Source · Proxy

Proxy auto configuration for an enterprise network

Proxy servers are commonly used in corporate network. I prefer using squid proxy, probably one of the most robust, feature rich proxy servers out there. I usually use web proxy servers (squid) for end users are used for the following reason Cashing of the web contents and DNS, which helps with Internet bandwidth optimization and… Continue reading Proxy auto configuration for an enterprise network

Technology

Do Not Track / DNT with google Chrome

Finally Google has included support for the Do Not Track. For those who do not know; it’s a privacy setting which aims to help users opt out from being tracked across web sites. This has been introduced in its latest Chrome developer build, which was released on SEPTEMBER 13, 2012. I am not sure when… Continue reading Do Not Track / DNT with google Chrome

nature · Photography

Sun set

Sun set, a photo by Saad Faruque on Flickr. One more Bangalore sunset