Guide – How To Start – TinyProxy Easy Proxy Server on CentOS 7.8

TinyProxy Easy Proxy Server on CentOS 7.8 is a highly configurable light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for Ubuntu operating systems supporting URL-based and domain-based filtering, custom headers and reverse proxying hardened by Tidal Media Inc. to use in Azure environment.

This is a quick deployment and ready-to-run image.
Simple and rapid installation. Easy to maintain.

The connection to TinyProxy Server using Windows settings

  1. Launch VM through your Azure account. When starting the VM proxy server starts automatically.
  2. To use the proxy server through the built-in Windows tools, you must open the settings. 
  1. In 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 8888. 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.

Attention. There may be a problem that with enabled proxy, you will lose your Internet connection. To fix this problem, you should restart the proxy service manually.

  1. To restart the proxy you should connect to the server via ssh. For example, you can connect to a VM via PuTTY –  Download.
  2. Run Putty, enter the VM address in the “Host” field and click “Open” to connect.
  1. In the opened console you will need to enter a username and password that were specified while the VM has been creating.
  2. Next, you should enter the following commands:

> sudo service tinyproxy stop

> sudo service tinyproxy start

To check server status enter the following command:

> sudo service tinyproxy status

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