I have just set about getting Squid to filter websites (thanks to Chris Dawkins for his e-mail) . I have it filtering lovely except that the webpage that is generated is fairly non descript and I would like to change it.
I have read various Squid FAQs etc but to no avail. They keep talking about an /errors directory which I don't seem to have. Any help / tips would be great.
The Purbeck School
Please note that I now have a new e-mail address.
You will be able to contact me on the old address as well as the new one for
My new address is Matt(a)twbs.co.uk
Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Windsor Boys' School
This e-mail is confidential and should be read only by the intended
recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us
immediately by telephone and destroy and delete this message from your
The views and opinions expressed in this e-mail message are the sender's own
and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of The Windsor Boys'
Warning: Computer viruses may be transmitted or downloaded onto your
computer system via e-mail communication. It is the recipients
responsibility to take any action necessary to prevent computer viruses
being transmitted in this way. Accordingly, The Windsor Boys' School
disclaims all responsibility which arises directly or indirectly from such
transmission of computer viruses.
From: ptaylor [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 4:21 PM
To: SuSE UK Schools Forum
Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] squid again
>I believe that I installed Apache from tar. but Squid was set up already. Btw
>I am using SuSE 6.4. I have just been on the Apache site and I think that it
>may have been working but I was not aware. This leads to your other question.
> The school is using Dialnet so I am going through them. The (our) proxy is
>set up on http port 80 with the workstations listening through 8080. I set up
>Apache without any problems i.e /etc/apache....start and then went to a
>workstation and entered http://127.0.0.1/. I didn't recognise the file that
You will no doubt get hundreds of replies to this one, but 127.0.0.1 is
a special IP address. It always resolves to the host it is at - so if
you are sat at a client Windows PC, http://127.0.0.1/ will try to get
the page from itself. Depending on what services are running (e.g.
personal web server) you will either receive content or get an error
To access the Apache server on the Linux box you will need to use it's
IP address, or using some form of name resolution (private DNS, LMHOSTS
etc) use it's machine name.
>came up or the links but on reflection I think it was the files from Dialnet's
>root? It was a Windows proxy html and I think I have seen it pre-Linux proxy
>days when the dialnet connection died. If Apache is grabbing their root file,
>what am I doing wrong? I have the defaults for root directory etc. for my
>machine but it is obviously going to theirs. Or is it? The default html in
>root directory, or htdocs is the SuSE one but I have not seen that one. I
>switched off Apache until I can investigate more.
>Would it help to send my attempt at httpd.conf?
Work: http://www.ringways.co.uk mailto:email@example.com
REVCOM: http://www.revcom.org.uk mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Murphy's Laws: (327) Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will use it.
I believe that I installed Apache from tar. but Squid was set up already. Btw
I am using SuSE 6.4. I have just been on the Apache site and I think that it
may have been working but I was not aware. This leads to your other question.
The school is using Dialnet so I am going through them. The (our) proxy is
set up on http port 80 with the workstations listening through 8080. I set up
Apache without any problems i.e /etc/apache....start and then went to a
workstation and entered http://127.0.0.1/. I didn't recognise the file that
came up or the links but on reflection I think it was the files from Dialnet's
root? It was a Windows proxy html and I think I have seen it pre-Linux proxy
days when the dialnet connection died. If Apache is grabbing their root file,
what am I doing wrong? I have the defaults for root directory etc. for my
machine but it is obviously going to theirs. Or is it? The default html in
root directory, or htdocs is the SuSE one but I have not seen that one. I
switched off Apache until I can investigate more.
Would it help to send my attempt at httpd.conf?
How do i get Squid to let client machines use Real Audio, atm I cant get
audio streaming to work on client machines.
Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.
Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at
I have successfully set up Squid on our system and it is working very well.
However, at present the school intranet (not to the outside world just yet) is
on another server and kids go through the proxy to get to it. I am now trying
to have Apache on the same Linux box so that I can transfer the html files to
the Linux box and have both the intra and internet on the same machine. It is
proving troublesome though. I have Apache running but it seems to interfere
with Squid (I am doing something wrong). If it is possible to have them both
working, can someone let me know. Also, if someone could send me an example
httpd.conf file it would be much appreciated.
I have some eager year 12 students who are working on the "new" site before we
go into the outside world and the network manager does not want them to have
access to the existing web server as it is his Win 2000 machine. I would like
to give them access to the gci and htdocs bin so that they can work on it
through a win 95 workstation anywhere in the school.
Additional information will be provided if need be.
Got this in an e-mail today:
RED HAT WARNS LINUX IS MOVING TOO FAST
The rapid pace of innovation is the Linux market's own worst enemy,
according to the chief executive of Linux distributor Red Hat.
ICT Systems Manager
Heworth Grange Comprehensive School
Tel: +44 (191) 420 2204
Fax: +44 (7092) 029 624
Mobile: +44 (7803) 589 722
Is it possible to stop bounced or rejected
emails being sent back to the original
senders ? This does not happen (as far
as I am aware) on any other mailing lists
I am part of.
I have just received an email that my
previous post (about kaptain) contained
banned or offensive material from
some schools server (stbenets.rmplc.co.uk)
(unnerved me for a while there, especially as
I am sending from my work account :-)
I have also received bounced messages
in the past too ...
(actually, this is a personal data thing
isn't it ? I now know several people
that are subscribed to the list who may
never have posted ... just because their
server rejected an email for some
Just wondering. If it can't be changed,
> nick-drage(a)gmx.ch said:
> > Oh, and while we're complaining about email headers for this
> > list, any chance the "Reply To:" could be set to the
> > listaddress? This is how it's generally done on other lists
> > AFAIK.
> Please, anything but that...
Bah, not a bad document but I've never been a 100% convinced. OK, I'll
say a bit about this, and then because its approaching extreme
off-topicness we'll stop at some point soon before it becomes religious :)
> I am on around 30 lists. Only two have an explicit reply-to set.
On this account I'm on three lists, two of them have the explicit
Reply-to: set, go figure.
> On both of them I have managed to send personal reply messages to
> the whole list. You should need to think *before* you send to the
> whole list, rather than to send to one person.
IMHO you should think before you send email full stop ;)
Arguments for the use of "Reply to:" are as follows, with varying degrees
of usefulness and in no particular order:
-- It makes it easy to participate on mailing lists using iffy email
clients, such as the webmail interface I'm on now. At the moment in order
to reply to the mailing list rather than to the sender I need to mess
around with the address book or cut and paste.
-- It stops people clicking "Reply all" in order to send an email to the
list, for example I received two copies of your last email, one to me and one
via the list.
-- The opposite of the "personal email to the list" problem occurs, when
you click "reply" and send an email to the list, only to realise
afterwards it just went to the person who sent the email you were replying
-- I'm not sure what it means as far as error messages go, they may go to
the list, which would be fatal, depends on the other headers AFAIK.
Hmm, not that convincing, and YMMV to quite an extent. I think in the end
the arguments are subjective enough that it's up to the listmaster. We'll
warnendes warnendes dieser Programmsatz bedeutet nicht nichts
Sent through GMX FreeMail - http://www.gmx.net
> Oh, and while we're complaining about email headers for this list, any
> chance the "Reply To:" could be set to the list address? This is how
> it's generally done on other lists AFAIK.
Please, anything but that...
I am on around 30 lists. Only two have an explicit reply-to set. On
both of them I have managed to send personal reply messages to the
whole list. You should need to think *before* you send to the whole
list, rather than to send to one person.
[ - Opinions expressed are personal and may not be shared by VData - ]
[ Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham(a)VData.co.uk ]
[ Phone: +44 1423 850000 Fax +44 1423 858866 ]