How to install Squid Proxy Server on Linux

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Squid usually is dependent on OpenSSL. If OpenSSL is not installed on your system, install OpenSSL.

~]# apt-get install openssl
~]# yum install openssl

 

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 port 3128 in iptables or firewalld.

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



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