Installing SafeSquid

Log in to the Linux box as root

Change to a working folder

cd /usr/local/src/

Download the desired edition from Downloads site


Decompress the tar file

tar -xvzf safesquid-ntlm.RC4.3.2-composite-standard.tar.gz

Creates a directory 'safesquid' in your current working directory.
Change to this directory

cd safesquid/

The safesquid directory contains the installation script install.
Run the script


The install script asks you to select one of the following 3 options -

Press "F" if we are doing a Fresh install
Press "U" if we want to Update an existing installation
Press "A" if we want to Adjust an existing conf file

Press "F" for fresh installation
The install script checks for dependencies and displays the status
The output should be similar to -

Checking Dependencies
/lib/ (0xf6ffa000) => /lib/ (0xf6fea000) => /lib/ (0xf6fe5000) => /lib/tls/i686/ (0xf6fd4000) => /lib/ (0xf6fa0000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00bbb000) => /lib/tls/i686/ (0xf6f7d000) => /lib/tls/i686/ (0xf6e69000) => /lib/ (0x00974000)
/lib/ (0x00b97000) => /usr/lib/ (0x009e7000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00b1e000) => /lib/ (0x009e2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00afb000) => /lib/ (0xf6e55000) => /lib/ (0x00a11000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00962000)

looks okay
Press any key to continue

Note: If a missing dependency is reported, you will have to install it before you can continue.

If everything is fine, then press any key to continue

The SafeSquid End-User License Agreement is displayed.
The options are as follows -

Press "B" / "F" to move Back / Forward
Press "S" when you have finished reading

Read the License Agreement, or press "S" to skip and continue.

The following options are displayed -

Press Y if you find the End-User License Acceptable
Press A To Read the End-User License Again
Press N if you find the End-User License NOT Acceptable
and immediately abort the Installation Process

Press "Y" to continue

Here onwards, the install script will ask for about 28 configuration option.
All option pages are self explanatory, and should not require you to make any changes.
To make changes in the default option, press "C"
When you have made the necessary changes, press "S" to continue with the installation.
You can also press "S" on the first option screen, to install with the default option.
(The settings can later be changed by editing the startup.conf file, which you will find in /opt/ safesquid/safesquid/init.d directory. The changes will take effect the next time Safesquid is restarted.)

The installation starts when you press "S"
The installation will pause a few times to display the status, and for confirmation.
When the installation is complete, the following message is displayed -

Press "S" if you would like to start your safesquid now
Press any other key to simply exit

Press "S" to start SafeSquid

You should get the following message -

1. safesquid started with PID: 9659 … ssquid is NOT LISTENING on :8080 …
2. safesquid started with PID: 9659 … ssquid is LISTENING on … Process IS RUNNING

So, your SafeSquid is installed and running. Now, to access the SafeSquid Interface, point the proxy setting in the browser to the SafeSquid Server's IP:PORT, e.g., and access the URL http://safesquid.cfg

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