Squid Proxy Server and SquidGuard Configuration on Pfsense

Squid Proxy Server  and SquidGuard Configuration on Pfsense

What a heck! Squid? Yes, you heard right. But I am not referring to the squid that is similar to an octopus, with a distint head and eight to ten arms. Neither am i referring to spongebob in nickelodeon.

I am however, talking about a Linux base proxy server that can act as an intermediary, simply passing the client’s request on to the server and saving a copy of the requested object. If the same client or multiple clients request the same object before it expires from Squid’s cache, Squid can then immediately serve it, accelerating the download and saving bandwidth. You can read more about squid from this

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IPFIRE FIREWALL RULE CONFIGURATION GUIDE

 ipfire firewall rule configuration guide

The core of a firewall are the rulesets. These rules allow or deny access to hosts and entire networks. IPFire claims to come with a feature called groups that helps in maintaining a very complex ruleset.

If you are new to ipfire, why not use this guides to get yourself up and running.

https://topnetworkguide.com/how-to-install-ipfire-router-and-firewall

https://topnetworkguide.com/complete-squid-proxy-configuration-guide-on-ipfire-firewall/

IPFire firewall is easy to manage as you will soon discover, it packs in several features like NATing wherein you can easily accomplish port-forwarding- more on this later, it also has an intelligent intrusion detection system and the

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Untangle NG Firewall Installation And Configuration Guide

Untangle NG Firewall Installation And Configuration explains how to install the untangle next generation firewall and achieve security for your organisation without compromising productivity. It is geared towards the small and medium enterprise.

The untangle firewall is a next generation firewall solution that combines security protection, policy with productivity.
It is best suited for small and medium businesses ranging from schools to hospitals, home networks and non governmental organizations.
Untangle come packed with a lot of features.

1. Comprehensive Security at the Gateway = All features needed to function as a full unified treat management gateway is included in untangle.

2. Deep Analysis and Insights

3. Next-Generation Filtering = untangle is not just a unified treat management gateway, but..

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Complete Squid Proxy Configuration Guide on IPFire Firewall

Complete Squid Proxy Configuration Guide on IPFire Firewall
IPFire uses squid proxy to control access or to log and cache visits to web pages, optimization of bandwidth and speed. It features a proxy cache as well as an update accelerator to help in distributing windows and linux updates and patches centrally to all client computers in the network.
IPFire also ships as an addon, the squidClamAV that takes care of data privacy.
All these and more, we will be covering in this “Complete Squid Proxy Configuration Guide on IPFire Firewall” series.

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OPNSense Installation and Configuration Guide

OPNSense Installation and Configuration Guide

There is no gain saying that the sheer number of open source, commercial offerings for the router nd firewall family is simply staggering.

We have talked about the flexible, and if properly configured, the stable, secure iptables in linux machines, vyos firewalling and routing solutions, pfsence unified treat management gateway, and the very powerfull cisco router family of products,  just to name a few.

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How to Install IPFire Router and Firewall

How to Install IPFire Router and Firewall

IPFire is an easy to use, administer, maintain security product that was designed with modularity and high degree of flexibilty in mind.  Since security mean different things to different people, you can configure it to serve your specific needs.

It can function as a vpn server, a full firewall solution or a proxy server, update accelerator, content fileter, IDS/IPS. It can be incorporated into the most complex network with ease.
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