I recently went to http://whatismyipaddress.com and
And under the front page under “Proxy Server Detected!” I saw the internal hostname of my squid proxy.
Which may or may not be a security problem (giving away an internal domain name and hostname).
So inside squid.conf I set
# add this to /etc/squid/squid.conf visible_hostname mybogusproxyhostname.local # and while we are at it stop squid blabbing about it's version aswell httpd_suppress_version_string on # then restart squid /etc/init.d/squid restart
Now my proxy hostname is reported as the visible_hostname setting.