Verification of your squidGuard Configuration
Now that you have installed and configured your squidGuard you just check
a couple of things before going online.
Ensure that the blacklist and db files belong to
your squid user. If squid cannot access (or modify)
them blocking will not work.
- SquidGuard dry-run
To verify that your configuration is working run the
following command (changed to reflect your configuration):
echo "http://www.example.com 10.0.0.1/ - - GET" | squidGuard -c /tmp/test.cfg -d
If the redirector works properly you should see the redirection URL for
the blocked site. For sites not being part of your blacklists the
output should end with:
2007-03-25 16:18:05  squidGuard ready for requests (1174832285.085)
2007-03-25 16:18:05  squidGuard stopped (1174832285.089)
Some remarks about the different entries of the echoed line:
- The first entry is the URL you want to test.
- The second entry is
the client IP address. If you configured access control based on
IP addresses make sure to test allowed and not allowed IP addresses
to ensure proper working.
- In the third entry (the first - ) you can specify a username. This
is only of importance if you have access control based on user names.
Make sure to check different names with different access to verify
Finalizing the installation by configuring squid
If everything is working properly add the following line to your
squid.conf (assuming that your squidGuard is installed in /usr/local;
make sure to change the paths to match your installation accordingly):
redirect_program /usr/local/bin/squidGuard -c /usr/local/squidGuard/squidGuard.conf