Squid URL redirector on OpenBSD <4.1 with jesred

jesred won't work with OpenBSD > 4.0. Reason: squid >2.5 sends an urlgroup parameter to the redirector. Since jesred is rather old (1998) it does not support such input lines.

But - there is a patch out there.

export PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/4.3/packages/i386/

pkg_add jesred

check the permission of the redirector binary

# ls -la /usr/local/libexec/jesred
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root bin 15620 Mar 14 2008 /usr/local/libexec/jesred

adapt /etc/jesred/redirect.acl and /etc/jesred/redirect.rules to your needs

go to /etc/squid/squid.conf and set the url_rewrite_program directive to


squid and jesred communicates via lo0, check your pf.conf for conflicts

restart the squid daemon gracefully

squid -k reconfigure


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