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Best open source proxy server?

Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:23 am

Er, I just wonder. It seems there are quite many open source proxies out there. I just wonder; which one do you think is the best overall? Which one is the fastest? Which one is the least buggy? Which one has the best reporting feature (bandwidth usage per users per month, etc)? Which one would you suggest?

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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:20 pm

That was just a list of the Java ones. I think the industry standard is pretty much Squid http://www.squid-cache.org/ although I don't actually use any proxy servers.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:24 pm

I've heard good things about using Apache as a proxy server and I've heard great thigns about Perlbal.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:18 pm

Yeah, like notfred says, Squid is the flagship open source proxy.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:33 pm

I could have sworn squid was an upstream cache :/ . Here is the link to perlbal: <a href="http://www.danga.com/perlbal/">linkydoodle</a> I've heard lots of good things about it.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:08 pm

king_kilr wrote:I could have sworn squid was an upstream cache :/ .

It can do that along with a lot of other things. You can use it is a standard caching proxy on the local network, or it can also be used as a "reverse proxy" to sit in front of a specific set of web servers and load balance or cache, etc. It also supports linking multiple caches into a hierarchical cooperative cache (using ICP).
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Postposted on Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:36 pm

From what I've heard of the 'nix guys at work. Squid is the way to go. We run a few of those for customers and they are pretty darn good.
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Postposted on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:16 am

I never tried Squid before :-? In fact, this will be my very first experience with proxy. Does squid have "reporting feature" of some sort to display internet usage on user basis?
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