TinyProxy is a lightweight and small HTTP Proxy Server
that can be installed for small local networks. The Tiny Proxy is light, fast and consumes only 2 MB of memory. Installing TinyProxy
is a standard and straightforward procedure, used for installing most Linux software. Once the installation of TinyProxy
is complete, TinyProxy has to be configured and restarted for the changes to the configuration to take effect. TinyProxy offers several features such as authorisation of specific IP addresses
or networks. TinyProxy generates detailed logs of operations and proxy access.
Squid is a proxy server for bigger networks (enterprises, etc..); it can also be installed on smaller local networks.
TinyProxy is a light and very fast proxy. It doesn't do cache as Squid, but consumes only 2MB of memory: perfect for small local networks.
sudo apt-get install tinyproxy
Edit the file /etc/tinyproxy/tinyproxy.conf:
Gksudo gedit /etc/tinyproxy/tinyproxy.conf
Do not forget that after changing the configuration, you have to restart the proxy:
Sudo /etc/init.d/tinyproxy restart
Add the line:
(so that the proxy will be listening on this port).
For security measures, the proxy will be listening on the IP address of the internal network.
You can specify this with this line:
You can authorise specific IP addresses or specific networks to use the proxy by adding allow to the lines. For example to authorise your local network:
The file /var/log/tinyproxy.log contains the details of all proxy access.
It is very verbose and will fill the disk. You can change this:
Replace the line:
so that it does a line in case of error.
There are other options: you just need to explore the tinyproxy.conf file that contains the description of options.
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