Printable Version of Topic

Click here to view this topic in its original format

Linuxhelp _ General Discussion _ squid proxy firewall

Posted by: gustavolinux Sep 25 2008, 07:09 AM

folks, is the Squid a proxy firewall (or application layer firewall)??

wikipedia says:

Third generation - application layer

... application layer firewall, also known as a proxy-based firewall...

The key benefit of application layer filtering is that it can "understand" certain applications and protocols (such as File Transfer Protocol, DNS, or web browsing), and it can detect whether an unwanted protocol is being sneaked through on a non-standard port or whether a protocol is being abused in a known harmful way...


Posted by: michaelk Sep 25 2008, 05:53 PM

My understand of squid is that it is a cache and access control for basically http/ftp traffic and not a firewall application AFAIK

Posted by: R1zbear Feb 18 2011, 10:05 PM

Thanks you for the post.
Hi guys, Im a newbie. Nice to join this forum.


Posted by: inter11 Aug 18 2011, 12:03 AM

Thanks you for the post...


Posted by: lindajamison76 Sep 12 2011, 03:00 AM

Good post. I appreciate it!


Powered by Invision Power Board (
© Invision Power Services (