FreeBSD 8.1 & Squid suggestions?

patrick gibblertron at
Wed Sep 22 05:32:05 UTC 2010

Hi Ed,

For my office, I add IPFIREWALL_FORWARD into the kernel so that I can
transparently route all HTTP traffic without any client configuration.

My ipfw rule is:

ipfw add 550 fwd,3128 tcp from ${int_net} to any 80 via ${int_if}


On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Ed Flecko <edflecko at> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a small group of people in my office (less than 20), and I want
> to set up a FBSD/Squid server, and I'm hoping someone might have some
> suggestions for the install.
> It's a clean install of FBSD 8.1, and the sole purpose of the server
> is a Squid server. The server has a 500Gb SATA hard drive, and 8Gb of
> RAM. I've installed Squid before (on an OpenBSD server), so I'm a
> comfortable with Squid.
> I'll install from a package (to make my life easy), but I'm not sure
> if there are any FBSD specific changes I should make? Are there any
> kernel customizations you might recommend I need? Are there any
> suggestions you might make to improve performance?
> Suggestions?
> Thank you,
> Ed
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