[squid-users] Advice - Squid Proxy

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at squid.open.source.it
Wed Dec 19 16:17:26 UTC 2018

On Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 16:04:36, Squid users wrote:

> Hi,
> Re network diagram - Mish Mash / blended / spaghetti  I think :p
> Squid is installed on the Ubuntu virtual machine. Sorry forgot to draw that
> on.

So, Squid is installed on an Ubuntu VM, which runs on your laptop?

> The phone connects to mobile internet when out of the house, then reverts
> back to going via squid proxy when my laptop wifi is turned on. The phone
> detects my laptop and connects accordingly. The phone reconfigures to go
> via proxy when it connects to my laptop.

So, the phone is either - direct connection via mobile Internet access, or via 
Squid and your home Internet connection - no way for the phone to use the 
Internet connection without going via Squid?

> As for the TV - yeah my laptop needs to be in the house for that to work.


> Internet Use - I'm happy to record websites called by 'user' so for
> example: Tv=user1
> Phone=user2
> Laptop user=user3
> Then each family member with their own user id /password.
> I've configured this bit already

Configured it in Squid, so users have to authenticate there to get access?

> I have set my home internet router to only allocate my laptop mac a DHCP
> address....

So, where do any other devices (phone, TV, the three VMs) get their IP 
addresses from?  They must have them, otherwise they couldn't communicate with 
Squid...  What do these devices have as a gateway address?

> I'll draw a better diagram later today.


> I may have gone a bit overboard with the control and monitoring :s

Yes, maybe :)


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