October 13, 2007 12:44 AM   Subscribe

squidguard or dansguardian ?

I'm setting up a proxy server for a small computer lab, using squid on a spare linux box. The server is sitting between the lab lan and the dsl router; appart from what goes over squid, nothing else will be forwarded between the two networks.

I want to set up a simple content filter, to minimize the hassle of supervising the lab and keep the workstations away from the nastier sources of malware. So far I have looked at squidguard and dansguardian, and would appreciate some info to help me decide between the two.

Bonus points if you can provide any insight on the following :

- Availability / cost of blacklists ? Big ups for a decent free solution.

- Squidguard looks like it hasn't been maintained for a while, are people still using it?

- From what I'm reading, transparent proxying would be best for my case, can I do this with squidguard ?

I'm not looking for an airtight set-up, just something that works and won't need a lot of maintance.
posted by the number 17 to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
Are you aware of OpenDNS?^
posted by flabdablet at 4:28 AM on October 13, 2007

Actually no, thanks for the tip. I'll try it out.
posted by the number 17 at 7:06 AM on October 13, 2007

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