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How to set up a proxy server

By jwr_1986
Aug 6, 2007
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  1. I'm seeking information on how to go about setting up a proxy server. Currently we deny internet access by machine. That works well if the employee at the machine has no legit reason to be on the internet but it doesn't help with employees that do need the internet just not all of it. Basically i'm interested in setting up something that can block by website. The router has this feature but only for four sites (really cheap router for now). Thanks for your assistance.

    Jesse
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    You simply install some proxy software on a machine and set up a firewall rule on the router that allows traffic only from the proxy machine. Configure all the clients to use the proxy.

    Unless you have a fast connection and lots of clients, any old crap PC should be able to do the job.

    Squid+Linux would be the most popular and logical choice, but there are other operating system and proxy suites that work just as well.
  3. jwr_1986

    jwr_1986 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

    Are there any open source proxy suites? If not what are some of the better ones? Thanks for your time and the information.

    Jesse
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