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Squid is an application that allows users to build and configure proxy servers on Linux-based systems. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Squid Proxy Server on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04. If you want to learn how to work with Squid, check its documentation in the publisher's website.

Squid Proxy Server Installation


To install Squid on Ubuntu 11.10/11.04, run simply this command from the Terminal:

sudo apt-get install squid

To edit the config file for Squid, run this command:

gksudo gedit /etc/squid/squid.conf


After editing the config file, you need to restart Squid with this command so that the new changes take effect:

sudo /etc/init.d/squid restart


If you want to use a Squid GUI to manage your proxy servers easily, you can install Gadmin-Squid with this command:

sudo apt-get install gadmin-squid

You can then start Gadmin-Squid from the dash:



That's it!

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