Squid is a high-performance caching proxy primarily aimed at users who are actively surfing the Internet. Squid supports user interaction with protocols such as FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, and GOPHER. Unlike other similar projects, the Squid proxy server has an interesting feature – it implements user requests as one large non-blocking I/O process, which ensures higher server performance as a whole.
This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.
The guide how to work with the Squid: Easy Proxy Server on Amazon Linux 2
- Launch Instance through your AWS account. When starting the VM proxy server starts automatically
- To use the proxy server through the built-in Windows tools, you must open the settings
In Settings select “Network & Internet”.
- Go to the “Proxy” section and set the “Use a proxy server” switch to On
- In the Address field, enter the address of the VM, and in the Port field, specify 3128. Then click the Save button.
- To check the connection to the proxy server, open the https://www.myip.com/ website in any browser and check if your IP address has changed.
- Check out the following links for further documentation and support for Squid Proxy