Squid vs. iptables redirection: exception for certain domains ?


I'm currently facing a quite tricky problem. Here goes.

I have setup Squid as a transparent HTTP+HTTPS proxy in my local
network. All web traffic gets handed over to Squid by an iptables script
on the server. Here's the relevant section in /etc/squid/squid.conf:

# Ports du proxy
http_port 3130
http_port 3128 intercept
https_port 3129 intercept ssl-bump \
cert=/etc/squid/ssl_cert/amandine.sandbox.lan.pem \
generate-host-certificates=on dynamic_cert_mem_cache_size=4MB

And here's the corresponding section of my firewall script:

# Commandes

# Internet

# Réseau local

# Serveur


# Squid
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3128 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p udp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3128 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A PREROUTING -t nat -i $IFACE_LAN -p tcp ! -d $SERVER_IP \
--dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3129 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p udp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3129 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A PREROUTING -t nat -i $IFACE_LAN -p tcp ! -d $SERVER_IP \
--dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3129
$IPT -A INPUT -p tcp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3130 -j ACCEPT
$IPT -A INPUT -p udp -i $IFACE_LAN --dport 3130 -j ACCEPT

This setup works nicely for the vast majority of web sites.

BUT: a handful of sites has some trouble with my local certificate. For
example, I can't sync my local Github repo anymore. Or my local OwnCloud
client spews back a warning message on every startup.

I asked on the Squid mailing list if there was a possibility to create
an exception for a list of domains, so that these can simply bypass the
proxy. The problem is, according to one of the developers, I have to
tackle that problem earlier in the process, e. g. in the firewall setup.

So here's what I want to do, in plain words:

1. Redirect all HTTP traffic (port 80) to port 3128. So far so good.

2. Redirect all HTTPS traffic (port 443) to port 3129. Equally OK.


3. DO NOT REDIRECT traffic that goes to certain domains, like:

Ideally, these domains should be read from a simple text file.

Any idea how I could do that? I don't even know if this is theoretically




Re: Squid vs. iptables redirection: exception for certa

By Niki Kovacs at 03/11/2018 - 06:53

Le 11/03/2018 à 11:01, Nicolas Kovacs a écrit :
I've experimented some more, and I have a partial success. Here, I'm
redirecting all HTTPS traffic *except* the one that goes to my bank:

iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i $IFACE_LAN -p tcp ! -d
<a href="" title=""></a> --dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3129

This works because my bank is hosted on a single IP. As soon as I
replace that with a domain that's hosted on multiple IP's, I get this:

iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i $IFACE_LAN -p tcp ! -d <a href="" title=""></a>
--dport 443 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3129

iptables v1.4.21: ! not allowed with multiple source or destination IP

So my question is: how can I write an iptables rule (or series of rules)
that redirect all traffic to my proxy, *except* the one going to
<list_of_domains> ?