advproxy - The Advanced Web Proxy add-on

   

Frequently Asked Questions

? What are the software requirements to run the Advanced Proxy add-on?
? How do I install the Advanced Proxy add-on?
? How do I install the Classroom Extensions?
? How can I get rid of the Advanced Proxy add-on?
? How does this add-on affect the system security?
? Does the Advanced Proxy cooperate properly with ... ?
? Is the Advanced Proxy add-on free?
? Where can I get technical support for the Advanced Proxy add-on?
? Which languages are supported by Advanced Proxy?
? Why does the Advanced Proxy stop working or the menu disappear after the installation of a fix/update?
? When will the Advanced Proxy be adapted to SmoothWall Express 3.0 64-Bit??
? What are the future plans about the Advanced Proxy add-on?
? I have further questions. Can I send you a mail?


What are the software requirements to run the Advanced Proxy add-on?

You need one of these distributions:
  • IPCop 1.4.x (release 1.4.4 - 1.4.21)

  • SmoothWall Express 2.0 (final and sp1)

  • SmoothWall Express 3.0 (polar i386 final, sp1 and sp2)
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How do I install the Advanced Proxy add-on?

  • Copy the tar archive via SCP to your IPCop or SmoothWall box. Windows users can use WinSCP for this. Keep in mind that SSH must be enabled and you will have to use port 222 instead of 22.

  • Login as root on the console or via SSH. Windows users can use PuTTY for this. Extract the tar archive with the command

    tar -xzf distribution-advproxy-version.tar.gz

    (Replace distribution with the name of the distribution you have installed - either ipcop or smoothwall - and replace version with the version number of the package you have downloaded)

  • Start the installation with the command

    distribution-advproxy/install

That's it. Open the GUI with your web browser and configure the Advanced Proxy...
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How do I install the Classroom Extensions?

  • Copy the tar archive via SCP to your IPCop or SmoothWall box. Windows users can use WinSCP for this. Keep in mind that SSH must be enabled and you will have to use port 222 instead of 22.

  • Login as root on the console or via SSH. Windows users can use PuTTY for this. Extract the tar archive with the command

    tar -xzf distribution-advproxy-version.tar.gz

    (Replace distribution with the name of the distribution you have installed - either ipcop or smoothwall - and replace version with the version number of the package you have downloaded)

  • Start the installation with the command

    distribution-advproxy/install cre

That's it. Open the GUI with your web browser and configure the Classroom Extensions...
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How can I get rid of the Advanced Proxy add-on?

  • Login as root on your IPCop or SmoothWall box via console or SSH

  • Start the cleanup process with the command

    distribution-advproxy/uninstall

That's it.
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How does this add-on affect the system security?

  • It doesn't modify any firewall rules.

  • It doesn't establish arbitrary connections to external sites.

  • It doesn't install additional services, but it adds or replaces some binary files for the Squid web proxy service.
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Does the Advanced Proxy cooperate properly with ... ?

  • URL filter add-on : Yes.

  • Update accelerator add-on : Yes.

  • Copfilter add-on for IPCop 1.4 : Yes.

  • SquidGuard add-on for IPCop 1.4 : It might work, but will be unsupported.

  • Cop+ (Copplus) add-on for IPCop 1.4 : Cop+ 3.1 and newer only.

  • DansGuardian Content Filter : Yes, the same way as the standard Proxy does.
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Is the Advanced Proxy add-on free?

This software is free for personal and commercial use and is released under the GNU General Public License:

You are allowed to:

  • change code as long as you publish changes, who made changes and when it was changed

  • You have to give access to your changes (download) to any third-party. All changes are released under GPL too.
You are NOT allowed to:

  • rebrand Advanced Proxy (just give it a different name and thinking it's a code change under GPL)

  • remove any copyright information

  • soften or change copyrights
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Where can I get technical support for the Advanced Proxy add-on?

  • Technical support for problems related to the Squid web proxy, any authentication method or your individual infrastructure can be obtained from the Web or from Mailing Lists.

  • The add-on functionality and the GUI may be supported by the author.
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Which languages are supported by Advanced Proxy?

  • Advanced Proxy for IPCop: English, French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

  • Advanced Proxy for SmoothWall: English.
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Why does the Advanced Proxy stop working or the menu disappear after the installation of a fix/update?

This usually happens if some system files has been replaced by an update. This may cause the Advanced Proxy to stop working or lets the GUI disappear.

To fix this problem, run the install script

distribution-advproxy/install

to repair the Advanced Proxy. (Replace distribution with the name of the distribution you have installed: ipcop or smoothwall).

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When will the Advanced Proxy be adapted to SmoothWall Express 3.0 64-Bit?

The adaption to SWE 3.0 polar 64-Bit will not be released.
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What are the future plans about the Advanced Proxy add-on?

The code will be frozen except for bug fixes and security patches.
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I have further questions. Can I send you a mail?

Meanwhile I'm spending more time on answering mails rather than working on the code. For this reason, I provide no more free email support!

However, if you need support, send me a mail with a detailed description of your problem and the statement that you need paid support. I'll contact you for the next steps.

Possible bug reports, feedback and contributions are always welcome to m.sondermann@directbox.com

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