squidwall 0.5 review

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Squidwall is a fast, small, and secure squid redirector

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 47K
Developer: Tino Reichardt
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Squidwall is a fast, small, and secure squid redirector. It is written with security in mind.

squidwall enables the administrator to build an easy to use Web interface for controlling user-, host-, or IP-based access to squid. It also does pass-through antivirus scanning with clamav.

Here are some key features of "squidwall":
user-based accesscontrol to squid (the internet)
host/ip based accesscontrol to squid
pass-through antivirus scanning with clamav
squidwall and squid doesn't need a restart or kill -HUP, if sth. is changed within the acl's of squidwall
the acl's are two directories, which have empty files named by these convention:
'+filename' -> access ok
'-filename' -> access denied
'?filename' -> access ok, but scanned

What's New in This Release:
Support for global filtering options, the new url_rewrite_concurrency feature of squid 2.6, and a small memcache which remembers old redirections were added.
Changing the whole configuration on the fly without restarting squid is now also possible.
Everything can be changed in /etc/squidwall/control, just like qmail.
A lot other improvements and fixes were made.

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