squid proxy

Author: yifei / Created: June 20, 2017, 11:22 p.m. / Modified: June 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m. / Edit

Install squid

plain old apt-get update && apt-get install squid3 apache2-utils -y

Basic squid conf

/etc/squid3/squid.conf instead of the super bloated default config file

# note that on ubuntu 16.04, use squid instead of squid3
auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid3/basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid3/passwords
auth_param basic realm proxy
acl authenticated proxy_auth REQUIRED
http_access allow authenticated
forwarded_for delete

Please note the basic_ncsa_auth program instead of the old ncsa_auth

Setting up a user

sudo htpasswd -c /etc/squid3/passwords username_you_like, on 16.04, it's squid, not squid3 and enter a password twice for the chosen username then sudo service squid3 restart

see: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3297196/how-to-set-up-a-squid-proxy-with-basic-username-and-password-authentication


I have to use centos, since adsl providers are not capable of providing ubuntu

check out this wonderful article: https://hostpresto.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-configure-squid-proxy-on-centos-7/

yum install -y epel-release
yum install -y squid
yum install -y httpd-tools
systemctl start squid
systemctl enable squid
touch /etc/squid/passwd && chown squid /etc/squid/passwd
htpasswd -c /etc/squid/passwd root

edit /etc/squid/squid.conf

auth_param basic program /usr/lib64/squid/basic_ncsa_auth /etc/squid/passwd
auth_param basic children 5
auth_param basic realm Squid Basic Authentication
auth_param basic credentialsttl 2 hours
acl auth_users proxy_auth REQUIRED
http_access allow auth_users
http_port 3128