How to install Squid Proxy Server on Linux

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Installing Squid on Linux is incredibly easy. Simply use apt-get or yum to install squid.

~]# apt-get install squid3
~]# yum install squid


Ensure Squid is set to automatically start after boot.

~]# systemctl enable squid


Start Squid, and ensure Squid is running.

~]# systemctl restart squid
~]# systemctl status squid


Allow HTTP (port 80) and HTTPS (port 443) traffic in iptables or firewalld.

You can now configure Squid as a web proxy server or as a transparent proxy server.

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