[squid-users] questions setting up transparent proxy

Antony Stone Antony.Stone at squid.open.source.it
Wed Jan 3 20:26:55 UTC 2018

On Wednesday 03 January 2018 at 21:06:42, John Ratliff wrote:

> When I try to setup squid as a transparent proxy, I never get any
> response from Squid.

> When I try a wget request from a server that is being redirected

How (and more importantly, where) are you doing the redirect?

> Both machines are behind the same firewall. I used
> iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to

If that firewall is not on the machine running Squid, then that's your problem.

> Traffic flows to the server running squid. I can verify this with
> tcpdump. The packets are making it from wget to the server. I just don't
> know what happens after that.


"NOTE: This configuration is given for use *on the squid box*. This is required 
to perform intercept accurately and securely. To intercept from a gateway 
machine and direct traffic at a *separate squid box* use policy routing."



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until a restore is attempted.

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