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My college uses squid 2.6 stable for limiting access and speed of internet. Some of the problems I face are --

1) Chrome gives access denied almost every other site I visit, though these are on whitelist. 2) My speed is limited to 25kbps even late in the night when no one uses internet.

Can someone please help me out with these problems?

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just as a side info, which college are you from? –  OrangeRind Nov 10 '10 at 18:24
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If it's truly Chrome that's giving the denial (not Squid) then try a different browser. If it's Squid (you should see a message that says squid is blocking the site) then take it up with the squid admins. It could be a simple configuration problem that they can fix.

Just because a site is whitelisted doesn't mean squid will like every page on it. Squid can be configured to do keyword blocking as well as IP blocking (black/white lists). The order in which the filters are applied can also be the source of "interesting" behavior.

As to the 25 kb/s limit - you do mean 25 k-bytes/s don't you? My last phone modem was 48 kbits/sec and even that would be totally unusable with most of todays websites.

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i am on firefox for this reason. When is say it blocks the ones on whitelist i mean even google and yahoo main pages randomly. –  san8055 Nov 10 '10 at 19:20
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