SquidNet runs as a background service (daemon on Linux and Mac OS). This service runs at all times and is persistent between host restarts. The main SquidNet GUI connects to the service via direct inter-process communications (IPC – TCP/IP). Service prerequisites are as follows:

  • Windows (Vista, 7, 10, etc…):
    • Full Administrative privileges.
    • Network access privileges
    • Access credentials provided during installation phase
  • Mac OS and Linux:
    • Runs under system root account
    • Network access privileges