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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Chapter 32. Controlling Web Access with Squid

Two important goals of many small businesses are to:

  • Reduce Internet bandwidth charges

  • Limit access to the Web to authorized users only

The Squid Web caching proxy server can achieve both these goals fairly easily.

Users configure their Web browsers to use the Squid proxy server instead of going to the Web directly. The Squid server then checks its Web cache for the Web information requested by the user. It returns any matching information that it finds in its cache. If it does not find any, it goes to the Web to find it on ...

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