Network Management Solutions

I got to thinking today about how little insight we have in our network at the moment. At one point we operated a plethora of different tools that gave a lot of redundant info scattered in various places, and now it seems like they haven’t been maintained so we have […]

Squid, Kernels, VMI, Oh My!

So the saga with squid continues. I am now fighting with NTLM authentication. According to the documentation, I should be able to use Samba/Winbind with an authentication helper to authenticate to a Windows Domain. What does that do for us? The cache log will show username rather than IP address, […]

Enter the Kraken (Squid Cache!)

It seems that Squid cache is living in the past. With support for only a single core and support for SMP only loosely on the horizon, we were looking for ways to improve the performance of our Squid proxy / filtering server which we use for filtering. To overcome the […]

Frustrations with x64 (in)Compatability

Today we were configuring Squid on a RHEL 5. box. Building from source, we knew we’d get a nice 64-bit Squid caching server, ready to quickly process the cache and what have you. We run a filtering plugin from Secure Computing, which had to be compiled in with it. Unfortunately, […]