SquidGuard as Linux proxy for Windows XP

A Linux security expert recommends a helpful SquidGuard tutorial for a user having trouble running redirec_program /usr/bin/squidGuard.

I am using Squid as a Linux proxy for Windows XP for Internet use on a lab machine. Now, I want to use SquidGuard for blocking illicit websites. I have configured SquidGuard perfectly, but when I redirec_program /usr/bin/squidGuard, it will give an error in cache.log: "Warning can not run '/usr/bin/squidGuard' process" at port 8080. SquidGuard is runing on the shell properly. Can you help me?

I am not overly familiar with SquidGuard, but I have some suggestions. Can the user you are running Squid as, typically 'squid', execute the squidGuard binary? What error messages do you get in the Squid and/or SquidGuard logs? I've also had this tutorial for squidGuard recommended to me.

Lastly, have you posted your question to the Squid or SquidGuard mailing lists? The regulars there will almost certainly be able to help you -- though always remember the basic rule of support -- provide all the possible information you can about your Squid, SquidGuard, operating system and general configurations.

This was first published in June 2007

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