Configuring Linux and Squid as a Web Proxy

    Date31 May 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A web proxy server is a useful service to have on your network, or between your network and the Internet, as it provides an extra security layer that insulates your users from the Internet. A proxy server can also act as . . . A web proxy server is a useful service to have on your network, or between your network and the Internet, as it provides an extra security layer that insulates your users from the Internet. A proxy server can also act as a cache, allowing users to share downloads transparently and speeding up Internet access, especially for frequently-used files. Squid is a high-performance and relatively secure web proxy server that includes good caching facilities. It is one of the most commonly used proxy servers on the Internet. This article will give a general overview of setting up Linux and Squid as a web proxy server.
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