Install Squid on Debian 6 ‘Squeeze’


Squid is a high-performance proxy server and web cache daemon that optimizes website operation by caching pages so that they load more quickly for the users. Squid is provided as free, open source software and can be used under the GNU General Public License (GPL) of the Free Software Foundation.

Squid Installation

apt-get update
apt-get install squid

Squid Configuration

Open the squid3 configuration file and add the following lines under the http_access block, right after the “# INSERT YOUR OWN RULE(S) HERE TO ALLOW ACCESS FROM YOUR CLIENTS” line.

nano /etc/squid/squid.conf

acl mynet src 192.168.0.23
http_access allow mynet
visible_hostname your.domain.com

Where ‘192.168.0.23’ is your local computer’s IP address.

Restart squid service:

/etc/init.d/squid restart

Browser Configuration

In Firefox, go to Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Connection and click on the Settings button

Where ‘10.10.1.10’ is the IP address of your Debian VPS.

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