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Squid Proxy Server 3.1 Beginner's Guide by Kulbir Saini

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Installing Squid

Squid can be installed using the source code we obtained in the previous section, using a package manager which, in turn, uses the binary package available for our operating system. Let's have a detailed look at the ways in which we can install Squid.

Installing Squid from source code

Instal ling Squid from source code is a three step process:

  1. Select the features and operating system-specific settings.
  2. Compile the source code to generate the executables.
  3. Place the generated executables and other required files in their designated locations for Squid to function properly.

We can perform some of the above steps using automated tools that make the compilation and installation process relatively easy.

Compiling Squid

Compil ing Squid is ...

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