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I have set a proxy server on my network. I only want to filter the web traffic. So, I have Squid as a proxy and Qlproxy as the filter :

My server have only about 640MB of RAM... So, Squid cache frequently. So, need to disable caching!

How can I disable caching and let Squid forward everything to the filter without touching them?


PS : Im using Squid3! Is there an alternative to web filtering?

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You can set cache deny all in your squid.conf to disable caching for everyone using the proxy.

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That will prevent everyone from surfing the web no.... It will deny access! – THpubs Feb 2 '12 at 11:56
No, it denys caching of objects and retrieval of objects from the cache. – Iain Feb 2 '12 at 12:11
I also have a problem like this... while downloading big apps... The download speed drops to 0kbps and then it come again when i pause and restart it! Is it possible to let it skip big files? – THpubs Feb 2 '12 at 12:21
Thanks bro... it looks like the issue is solved :D But im not sure about the speed drop.... Need to wait and see... Have any idea about it? – THpubs Feb 2 '12 at 13:25
According to this:… this only works for Squid 3.1 and above, or Squid 2.7 – Asfand Yar Qazi Feb 26 at 14:40

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