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squid (49) Versions 0.5.4

Installs/configures squid as a simple caching proxy

cookbook 'squid', '= 0.5.4', :supermarket
cookbook 'squid', '= 0.5.4'
knife supermarket install squid
knife supermarket download squid
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squid Cookbook

Configures squid as a caching proxy.



The default recipe installs squid and sets up simple proxy caching. As of now, the options you may change are the port (node['squid']['port']) and the network the caching proxy is available on the subnet from node.ipaddress (ie. "") but may be overridden with node['squid']['network']. The size of objects allowed to be stored has been bumped up to allow for caching of installation files.
An optional (node['squid']['cache_peer']), if set, will be written verbatim to the template.


Include the squid recipe on the server. Other nodes may search for this node as their caching proxy and use the node.ipaddress and node['squid']['port'] to point at it.

Databags are able to be used for storing host & url acls and also which hosts/nets are able to access which hosts/url

LDAP Authentication

  • Set (node['squid']['enable_ldap']) to true.
  • Modify the ldap attributes for your environment.
  • To create the ldap acls in squid.conf, you also need the two ldap_auth databag items as shown in the LDAP Databags below.

Example Databags

squid_urls - yubikey item

  "urls": [
  "id": "yubikey"

squid_hosts - bastion item

  "type": "src",
  "id": "bastion",
  "net": [

squid_acls - bastion item

  "id": "bastion",
  "acl": [

LDAP Databags

The following two data bags are only required if you are using LDAP Authentication.

squid_hosts - ldap_auth item

  "type": "proxy_auth",
  "id": "ldap_auth",
  "net": [

squid_acls - ldap_auth item

  "id": "ldap_auth",
  "acl": [

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squid Cookbook CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the squid cookbook.

v0.5.4 (2015-05-19)

  • [#39] Update versions of squid for RHEL7
  • [#38] Added ability to use variable databags per environment, role, etc.

v0.5.3 (2015-02-04)

  • [#37] Fix errors on RHEL7, Fedora
  • [#36] Fix warning when squid >= 3.2
  • [#33] Miscellaneous cleanup
  • [#31] Remove node['ipaddress'] as the only way to get the ipaddress.
  • [#30] Add metadata for default recipe

v0.5.2 (2014-10-14)

  • Support LDAP. (@MattMencel)
  • Support multiple listen ports. (@MattMencel)
  • Support use of other ACL types other than url_regex. (@thoutenbos)
  • Fix test harness on Ubuntu. (@juliandunn)

v0.5.1 (2014-09-02)

  • Support Ubuntu 14.04. (@maciejmajewski)

v0.5.0 (2014-07-25)

  • Don't assume default interface is 'eth0' (@juliandunn)
  • Fix breakage on Fedora (@juliandunn)
  • Enable a simple way to add arbitrary directives to the bottom of the squid.conf (@dansweeting)
  • Add enable_cache_dir attribute to allow disabling the cache_dir (@phutchins)
  • Permit configuration of cache size (@dschlenk)
  • Fix all test harnesses, Rubocop violations

v0.4.2 (2014-03-27)

  • [COOK-4320] - Add support for ubuntu 13 to the squid cookbook

v0.4.0 (2014-02-27)

  • [COOK-4373] Add conditional output of optional attribute for cache_peer to template
  • [COOK-4376] remove duplicated attributes
  • [COOK-4377] Generate a sysconfig on Fedora

v0.3.0 (2014-02-18)

[COOK-4066] - squid attributes should be default and not set/normal



  • COOK-3936 - configure squid cache size on disk
  • updating style and test harness



  • COOK-3590 - Fix hard-coded daemon listen port


Cleanup in 5fc5df4 (v0.2.4) was a bit overzealous:

Ubuntu needs upstart provider specified for the service or reload
failures may occur.



  • [COOK-2979]: squid cookbook has foodcritic failures
  • [COOK-3042]: squid acl incorrect for centos 5


Initial public release and migration from @mattray's repository. Changelog was not created/updated at this time.

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0.5.4 passed this metric