Chef cookbooks for deploying Squid.
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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.


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

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": [ [ "yubikey", "allow" ], [ "all", "deny" ] ] }

License and Author

Author:: Matt Ray (

Copyright 2012 Opscode, Inc.

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