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squid and content filtering

dave-5
Hello,
    I'm running squid 2.6 with icap support on FreeBSD 6.2. I've done some
searching on this, but was wondering what the current trend was with squid
and content filtering? The last time i tried it it was with squid 2.5 and
adding in the content filter slowed browsing and the internet down extremely
noticeably. I'm using bannerfilter as a banner redirector and am happy with
it, and am looking in to items for av, but i wanted to look at content
filtering as well. Particularly i'd like to block flash and javascript, but
only on certain clients.
Thanks.
Dave.

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Re: squid and content filtering

Amos Jeffries
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> Hello,
>     I'm running squid 2.6 with icap support on FreeBSD 6.2. I've done some
> searching on this, but was wondering what the current trend was with squid
> and content filtering? The last time i tried it it was with squid 2.5 and
> adding in the content filter slowed browsing and the internet down
> extremely
> noticeably. I'm using bannerfilter as a banner redirector and am happy
> with
> it, and am looking in to items for av, but i wanted to look at content
> filtering as well. Particularly i'd like to block flash and javascript,
> but
> only on certain clients.
> Thanks.
> Dave.
>

ICAP has been through a major improvment in Squid recently, 2.6 has 'okay'
support. The very latest Squid 3.0.PRE6 or daily snapshot are much, much
better again with ICAP. Alex is also currently working through the last
known ICAP bugs if you encounter any problems.

I think these days any slowing would be due to slow ICAP servers rather
than Squid.

Amos