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🔗 Using eCAP for EXIF stripping from images with Squid

by Yuri Voinov

🔗 Outline

Since exif can be used for tracking, it is a good idea to remove metadata from images and documents uploaded to the web. To do that, you can use this re-worked and improved adapter from here (fork from original version).

🔗 Build eCAP EXIF adapter

:information_source: Note: This adapter critical for its dependencies. Dut to repositories often contains rancid versions, it is recommended to build dependencies from sources as fresh as possible, as shown below.

First, build and install dependencies:

#### Dependencies (for PoDoFo)
## Fontconfig
## Freetype2
## On Solaris install this:
## CSWlibfreetype-dev
## CSWlibfreetype6
## CSWfontconfig-dev
## CSWfontconfig
## Debian dependencies:
## apt-get install exiv2 libtag1v5 libtag1-dev libzip4 libzip-dev libpodofo0.9.6 libpodofo-dev
## Note: Always use as fresh dependencies packages as possible.

*** Build libtag

## 64 bit
mkdir build
cd build

## 32 bit
mkdir build
cd build

make -j8
make install

*** Build libzip

## 64 bit
mkdir build
cd build
CC=/opt/csw/bin/gcc CFLAGS=-m64 cmake ..

## 32 bit
mkdir build
cd build
CC=/opt/csw/bin/gcc CFLAGS=-m32 cmake ..

make -j8
make install

*** Build exiv

## Note: Use DevStudio on Solaris

## 64 bit
mkdir build
cd build
CFLAGS=-m64 CXXFLAGS=-m64 LDFLAGS='-lsocket -lnsl' cmake ..

## 32 bit
mkdir build
cd build
CFLAGS=-m32 CXXFLAGS=-m32 LDFLAGS='-lsocket -lnsl' cmake ..

make -j8
make install

*** Build PoDoFo

## 64 bit
## Note: FREETYPE_INCLUDE_DIR and FREETYPE_LIBRARY depends from your system. Adjust it.
mkdir podofo-build
cd podofo-build
CC=/opt/csw/bin/gcc CFLAGS=-m64 CXXFLAGS=-m64 cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/usr/local" \
                                                -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=RELEASE \
                                                -DFREETYPE_LIBRARY="/opt/csw/lib" \
                                                -DFREETYPE_INCLUDE_DIR="/opt/csw/include/freetype2" \
                                                -DPODOFO_BUILD_LIB_ONLY:BOOL=TRUE \
                                                -DPODOFO_BUILD_SHARED:BOOL=TRUE \
                                                -DPODOFO_BUILD_STATIC:BOOL=TRUE ..
make -j8
make install

Make shure all shared libraries are installed.

:information_source: Note: Use correct compiler full path, depending your setup. Commands above is my system-specific. :smirk:

Then, build and install adapter:

*** Build ecap-exif

## Note: /opt/csw/include is Solaris. Adjust it.
## Note: Optimization level -O3 enabled by default.

./configure 'CXXFLAGS=-m64 -mtune=native' 'LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/lib' 'CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include/podofo -I/usr/local/include -I/opt/csw/include'


./configure 'CXXFLAGS=-m32 -mtune=native' 'LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/lib' 'CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include/podofo -I/usr/local/include -I/opt/csw/include'

make -j8
make install-strip

:information_source: Note: Before run, make sure all dependencies are ok with ldd -d command. Should no dangling references on any dependency functions/libraries.

🔗 Adapter configuration

Adapter configures via ecap_service arguments in squid.conf.

Supported configuration parameters:

    Set the format of temporary files that will be processed
    by the adapter.
    Files with size greater than limit will be stored in temporary
    disk storage, otherwise processing will be done in RAM.
    List of semicolon seprated MIME types which shouldn't be
    handled by adapter.

🔗 Squid Configuration File

Paste the configuration file like this:

ecap_enable on
loadable_modules /usr/local/lib/ecap_adapter_exif.so
ecap_service eReqmod reqmod_precache bypass=off ecap://www.thecacheworks.com/exif-filter

adaptation_service_set reqFilter eReqmod
adaptation_access reqFilter allow all

Finally, restart your Squid and enjoy.

To log debug messages use:

debug_options ALL,1 93,9

To make sure adapter works use this site. Just check raw image before upload, then upload it to any social via proxy, download and check metadata again. If no - all runs ok.

⚠️ Disclaimer: Any example presented here is provided "as-is" with no support
or guarantee of suitability. If you have any further questions about
these examples please email the squid-users mailing list.

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