[squid-users] Looking for additional information about securing squid

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at squid.open.source.it
Wed Dec 14 00:38:18 UTC 2016

On Tuesday 13 December 2016 at 23:44:12, Steve Becker wrote:

> Hi all,


> My background's in networking, I'm very new to unix/linux and server
> administration, I don't know a whole lot about security beyond ACLs and
> setting up crypto for VPNs.
> I'm setting up a box at home with CentOS and squid,

> I know web servers are vulnerable to certain kinds of attacks, some of
> which could escalate user privileges or dump data people shouldn't have
> access to. Is squid, as a proxy server, I'm vulnerable to some of these
> kinds of attacks?  I'll be limiting squid to only accept traffic from my
> LAN but you still never know.  A guest might use my network with an
> infected device, etc.

First question - what are you aiming / hoping to achieve by implementing 

Second question - do you really give guests full access to your home network, 
rather than just "a gateway to the Internet with no visibility of my private 


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