Squid: Bypass redirector for specific URL

Often times, in your Squid proxy, you may have a redirector configured – such as SquidGuard:

redirect_program /usr/local/bin/squidGuard -c /usr/local/etc/squid/squidGuard.conf

I ran into a problem tonight with my Roku box where SquidGuard was seeing Roku’s NetFlix access as a security threat.  So, to make Squid bypass the redirector, add an ACL and a redirector-access rule:

acl netflix dstdomain .netflix.com
redirector_access deny netflix

There you have it – any requests to *.netflix.com will skip the redirector.

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