How to use Wireshark to confirm that the traffic is flowing through Squid Proxy Server

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Let's view a Wireshark capture for a Web browser that is not configured to point to a proxy server.

  1. Start a Wireshark capture
  2. Go to www.google.com
  3. Stop the Wireshark capture
  4. In Filter, type http && frame contains "google" and press enter

Notice in this example the packets are exchanged between 192.168.0.6 (client PC) and 172.217.1.4 (www.google.com). 

 


Configure a Web browser to point to the proxy server. Notice in this example the packets are exchanged between 192.168.0.6 (client PC) and 192.168.0.34 (proxy server).


 



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