Squid - log Google and other search engines related queries


By default, the queries sent to google and other search engines are not logged into Squid proxy logs. This is meant to protect the user’s privacy.

See below how to enable queries logging..

Add this to /etc/squid/squid.conf

strip_query_terms off

As a result, you’d get this in the logs : 1166463218.353 1285 TCP_MISS/200 6429 GET http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=s%C3%A9bastien+wains&btnG=Google+Search - DIRECT/ text/html

Instead of this :

1166463218.353 1285 TCP_MISS/200 6429 GET http://www.google.com - DIRECT/ text/html

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