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    pfSense + Squid or just Squid

    Hi,

    We used to have a Squid3 box that provided filtering then passed it to the upstream LEA filter. We then switched to a pfSense box running Squid, its been slower than our old configuration.

    Today it decided to have a fit and die, it now no longer boots without me manually editing a bootloader file, so decided to rebuild it.

    So what is best, flat linux with Squid3 or pfSense again?

    Thanks!

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    Pfsense is a firewall.
    Squid is a proxy which can use addons for filtering.
    Pfsense can have squid as an added package.
    Firewall for incoming traffic, proxy for outgoing web traffic.
    I would always have a firewall and a proxy, but these do not have to be on the same box.
    If you already have a firewall then just use linux + squid.
    Pfsense is not generally slow though, maybe it was because it was on the way out?

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    Smoothwall and its derivative ipCop have filtering & firewall functions. Both free and pretty easy to set up.

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    We have decided to re-build pfSense, it gives us the support we need really, and is always there for the future if we wish to do firewall and routing etc.

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    I use straight up Squid 3.1.x configured with Kerberos authentication and an upstream proxy. Works great...



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