date: 2007-10-27 15:39:20+00:00

'Squid 2.6 : transparent proxy'

categories: - Howto - Linux - Proxy

I was explaining in this article how to enable the transparent proxy feature under Squid 2.5.

The following options required for transparent proxy are no longer available under Squid 2.6 :

httpd_accel_host virtual httpd_accel_port 80 httpd_accel_with_proxy on httpd_accel_uses_host_header on

The new option under Squid 2.6 is the much simpler :

http_port 8080 transparent

You just need to append "transparent" to the http_port option line.

If you upgrade to Squid 2.6 and don't update your config file you should get the following in the logs :

messages:Oct 27 13:02:08 x squid: parseConfigFile: line 51 unrecognized: 'httpd_accel_host virtual' messages:Oct 27 13:02:08 x squid: parseConfigFile: line 52 unrecognized: 'httpd_accel_port 80' messages:Oct 27 13:02:08 x squid: parseConfigFile: line 53 unrecognized: 'httpd_accel_with_proxy on' messages:Oct 27 13:02:08 x squid: parseConfigFile: line 54 unrecognized: 'httpd_accel_uses_host_header on'