Guide – How To Start – Squid Proxy Server on Windows Server 2016 on Amazon

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web that supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It helps to reduce bandwidth and improve response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.

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 Proxy Server on Windows Server 2016

To connect via RDP, you must create a password for the connection first. To do this, use the following Guide.

  1. Once the VM has been started, you will see adduser script on the desktop; right click it and select  Run With Powershell

Type in in the console and press ‘Enter’

  1. Now enter the login and password to create a new proxy user
  2. Once the user has been created, connect to the proxy
  3. To work, open the following ports:
    3128 (TCP)
  4. To use the proxy server through the built-in Windows tools, open the settings.

From ‘Settings’ select Network & Internet

  1. Go to the “Proxy” section and set the “Use a proxy server” switch to ‘On’
  2. In the Address field, enter the address of the VM, and in the Port field, specify 3128. Then click the Save button
  1. To check the connection to the proxy server, open the website in any browser and check if your IP address has changed
  2. In the pop-up window, enter the login and password of the user you have created

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