Sure, though I advise reading the FAQ at http://www.squid-cache.org
tar xzf squid...tar.gz
make sure the cache_effective_user directive is squid (& group too)
(note its probacly set to "nobody" by default so just change "nobody"
"squid" without the quotes :)
ie. cache_effective_user squid
make sure you have a squid user and group
look /etc/passwd to check
if not there then do a "adduser squid" from the command line
then do a "chown -R squid.root /usr/local/squid"
then do a "/usr/local/squid/bin/squid -z" to create the cache dirs.
then do a "/usr/local/squid/bin/squid -N -d3" to run squid, and tell me the
if there is no output then, hurrah, squid is working! (push ctrl-c and do
"/usr/local/squid/bin/squid" to run it properly if its working)
then to allow access from anyone to the proxy, jed
/usr/local/squid/etc/squid.conf again and change the line "http_access deny
all" to "http_access allow all".
this is not advisable but if it works you can then prepare to setup squid to
you liking :)
hope this helps.
Hello to all,
I have very recently installed SUSE Linux 6.4 and downloaded Squid.
I am a brand new user of this operating system (my brain is getting badly
over heated), and would like help to install the above proxy server. If
there is any kind sir or madam out there who could kindly point me in the
right direction. This is perhaps a tall order to help a beginner, But
thanks all the same in anticipation.
Vic Jackson NetWork Manager
Moulsham High School