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Some of the employees are using the internet for non-work related activity (accessing naughty websites, online shopping, MySpace etc.. etc.. after business hours). I would like to stop internet abuse and be aware of how bandwidth is being used. I want to be able to view top visited websites, search engine queries as well as disable IM and P2P protocols.

I would really appreciate it if someone showed me how to set up Squid on a Windows box, add rules, create reports and direct users into the new proxy server.

and as always, thanks in advance

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I have no experience with the Windows version, but the webalizer can analyze Squid logs and generate the statistics you are looking for.

The Webalizer is a fast, free web server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed, easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing with a standard web browser.

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Handles standard Common logfile format (CLF) server logs, several variations of the NCSA Combined logfile format, wu-ftpd/proftpd xferlog (FTP) format logs, Squid proxy server native format, and W3C Extended log formats. In addition, gzip (.gz) and bzip2 (.bz2) compressed logs may be used directly without the need for uncompressing.

The download page contains a reference to a windows port (uses included Cygwin dll).

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I found this by searching google with a very basic questions. www.reaper-x.com/2006/07/18/complete-guide-on-installing-and-configuring-squid-proxy-server-for-windows/

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Thanks but this is not, umm, user-friendly guide. I really didn't get it. –  SZayat May 30 '09 at 4:59

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