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I would like an external client ( to use our proxy ( which forwards traffic to our firewall ( which then forwards the traffic back to our client (

So I'm curious if:

  1. This is possible
  2. squid the best choice
  3. There a quick and dirty guide available
  4. The proxy needs to sit in front of or behind the firewall

I've done quite a bit of research and see a proxy used in various ways, but not in the way that I want to use it.

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I figured it out. It all depends on where I put the proxy. So using Squid, I put it in our DMZ and then told the firewall to use our normal user filters and it is now making requests "as a user" through the firewall.

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