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Policy-Based Routing

One way to prevent bypassing of the proxy using Cisco equipment is with policy routing. The Cisco router transparently directs web requests to the proxy server. This technique is used at Makerere University. The advantage of this method is that, if the proxy server is down, the policy routes can be temporarily removed, allowing clients to connect directly to the Internet.

Last Update: 2007-01-24