In the previous guide, Squid Proxy Server Setup Guide, we learned about the importance of squid proxy in a network. As such, we installed and configured the squid proxy to test its functionality. There is no gain saying that it finds extreme purpose in our network.
However, there was something in our setup that looked awful, and that was, going through the access log and cache log files to view details of users activity and traffic statistics through our squid server. It is worth stating that it is very inconvenient to manually check log file and analyze traffic in this way.
As a result, we are going to look at a more convenient way to analyze traffic in this “How to manage and monitor Squid Proxy traffic” guide. We will explore these 3 basic options: