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0000817: frox: frox should use squid - MantisBT Endian Bugtracker
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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0000817Endian FirewallOther Servicespublic2008-05-16 09:392009-10-27 13:27
Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusclosedResolutionnot fixable 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target Version2.3Fixed in Version2.3 
Summary0000817: frox: frox should use squid
Descriptionfrox should use squid as parent proxy and the GUI should be merged with that of HTTP.
TagsNo tags attached.
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- Relationships
duplicate of 0001156closedchris-endian frox: lacks possibility to bypass 

-  Notes
peter-endian (administrator)
2009-03-05 20:54

frox can use squid as parent cache. But there are a number of problems to be addressed.

First how to configure frox in order to make it use squid:

CacheModule HTTP # make HTTP connections when getting a file
HTTPProxy # use that proxy (squid)
ForceHTTP yes # make also http conn's when the proxy is not able
                             # to retrieve the file. do not try to get it
                             # for yourself
CacheAll yes # cache also for non-anonymous ftp servers
StrictCaching yes

frox does the following:
- opens a command connection to the ftp server
- opens direct data connections for every directory change etc.
- opens a connection to squid only when a file needs to be downloaded
- when a file needs to be downloaded asks the proxy

The problems:
- ForceHTTP seems to have no effect. When squid would block the file (policy),
  frox logs that the cache is unable to retrieve and then retrives directly
- frox connections go to the last squid, and not to the whole proxy chain, so
  this way no antivirus and contentfilter.
- need to verify that non-anonymous ftp go also through squid
- active connections ? i don't think they will work.. probably *APConv* will do
- directory listings will *always* go directly and not through squid

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2008-05-16 09:39 peter-endian New Issue
2008-07-23 11:28 peter-endian Relationship added duplicate of 0001156
2008-09-10 15:58 chris-endian Target Version 2.3 => future
2009-03-05 20:54 peter-endian Note Added: 0002014
2009-06-09 19:30 peter-endian Status new => closed
2009-06-09 19:30 peter-endian Resolution open => not fixable
2009-10-27 12:22 peter-endian Fixed in Version => 2.3
2009-10-27 13:27 peter-endian Target Version future => 2.3

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