Strange Scenario, Sattelite Internet, Linux, Windows and Squid

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by ali, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. ali

    ali Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I have an odd setup for which I am looking for advice.

    I have got a DVB-Card for satellite internet that runs only on windows
    lets call it doze1. I also have a linux machine(RedHat 9), let's call
    it rh9 and several other windows machines(dozeN).

    I am trying to have a setup where I am running squid on rh9 but my
    gateway is doze1. Is it possible for dozeN to access internet using
    squid when the rh9 is not the gateway? Currently I cannot even access
    internet through rh9 using squid (on a dialup) but I can access it if I
    disable the proxy.

    How do I configure squid to work with the satellite proxy?

    I want the users to be able to access other non-http apps to bypass
    squid, does that happen by default or do I have to do something else?

    I am looking for general pointers, hints, links etc... I can work from


    ali, Jul 16, 2005
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  2. ali

    Michael Guest

    I'd point all of your client machines to the doze1 box as their default
    gateway. This will route all traffic via that.... Then, on all of the boxes
    apart from doze1, set the rh9 box as the proxy server inside the web
    browser. That way all of your web traffic is cached and proxied for dozeN,
    and all other applications run direct via doze1
    Michael, Jul 17, 2005
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  3. Yes, the server that host the proxy must have doze1 as its gateway. Then
    squid will make its request throw the gateway.
    Can you access Internet from rh9 (without the proxy) ?

    If no, you have to set the gateway of rh9 (gateway=doze1).

    If yes, does your doze1 route all internet trafic ? (mail, ftp, ...) or
    only the web trafic ? In the last case it means that doze1 runs a web
    proxy autodected by your Explorer browser. You may set squid to relay its
    request on another proxy (doze1 in thhis case).
    Wich satellite proxy ? on doze1 ? in your ISP network ?

    You must define a peer proxy in the squid configuration.
    Squid only manager web proxying (http, https). So other applicaitons are
    not concerned by squid.

    Antoine EMERIT, Jul 19, 2005
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