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Selecting A Proxy Server

If you want to setup a proxy server you will need one of these packages.

  1. Squid
  2. The TIS Firewall Toolkit (FWTK)
  3. SOCKS

Squid is a great package and works with Linux's Transparent Proxy feature. I will be describing how to setup this server.

AT the time of this writing, Network Associates and Trusted Information System's (TIS) , have merged. So keep watching their web sites for more information about changes. Mean while, the Tool Kit can still be had at.

Trusted Information System put out a collection of programs designed to facilitate firewalling. With this toolkit, you set up one daemon for each service (WWW, telnet ect.) you will be using.

Last Update: 2010-12-16