[squid-users] blocking certain file types by content

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at squid.open.source.it
Sun Dec 13 12:41:00 UTC 2015

On Sunday 13 Dec 2015 at 12:31, Markus wrote:

> I'm trying to protect my internal network against unconsciously
> downloading executable files (like malware). All users traffic pass
> through our Squid proxy.

> So, tell me guys, if there is any solution for this?

filtering-solution-on-squid-proxy/ (sorry about the line split) gives not only 
a specific solution to this (albeit based on a commercial product with a free 
trial licence), but also the general concept - you want to be using an ICAP 

Hope this helps,


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