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Open Proxies

A proxy server should be configured to accept only connections from the university network, not from the rest of the Internet. This is because people elsewhere will connect and use open proxies for a variety of reasons, such as to avoid paying for international bandwidth. The way to configure this depends on the proxy server you are using. For example, you can specify the IP address range of the campus network in your squid.conf file as the only network that can use Squid. Alternatively, if your proxy server lies behind a border firewall, you can configure the firewall to only allow internal hosts to connect to the proxy port.

Last Update: 2007-01-24