Ecap convertor

Alex Rousskov rousskov at
Tue Aug 25 20:35:04 UTC 2015

On 08/25/2015 12:09 PM, wmunny william wrote:

> Sorry if my question is stupid, but I wonder if we can easily
> "convert" a proxy service to Ecap.

No, you cannot easily convert an HTTP proxy service to an eCAP service.
Serious development work is required to teach an HTTP proxy to speak eCAP.

> Or perhaps with something intermediate like: Squid -> Ecap service ->
> DansGuardian ?

Yes, that is possible. You will need to write that eCAP service and you
will lose most of the eCAP advantages, but it is technically possible.
Teaching DansGuardian or E2guardian to talk eCAP instead may be a better
alternative, especially if you care about performance.

> E-CAP/ICAP seems very powerful but I can't find a free content filter with it

There are non-free eCAP and ICAP content filters though. If you want to
filter just viruses and malware, then ClamAV is popular, free, and has
free eCAP and ICAP(?) services that you can test.

Please do not misinterpret my response as a recommendation to use any of
the services mentioned.



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