Project Release Information
This release adds key features like persistent connection support and the ability to decode NTLM auth as it passes through.
New in this, the first major release in over two years, are many features, the main one being anti-virus scanning of downloads.
This release fixes a long standing startup bug
that caused it to reprocess files more often than
needed. This means that it now starts up several
times more quickly. Many new content filtering
phrase lists are included. The IPC buffers were
increased to resolve problems with long log lines
This release contains many important bugfixes
since version 188.8.131.52. These bugs include users
appearing to be in the wrong group, HTTP protocol
errors, 64-bit compatibility, gentle restart
loading unneeded config files, and compilation
issues on Debian, FreeBSD, and Mac OS X. The
non-English message files have also been updated.
This version corrects a problem where the banned file extensions can be bypassed by hex encoding the file name. Also included are updated docs and language files.
DansGuardian is a Web content filtering proxy that uses Squid to do all the fetching. It filters using multiple methods including, but not limited to, phrase matching, file extension matching, MIME type matching, PICS filtering, and URL/domain blocking. It has the ability to switch off filtering by certain criteria including username, domain name, source IP, etc. The configurable logging produces a log in an easy to read format. It has the option to only log text-based pages, thus significantly reducing redundant information (such as every image on a page).