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Squid Proxy Cache Server

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Squid Proxy Cache Server

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Squid has been optimised for speed & high performance for traffic optimization on CentOS

Squid Proxy Cache Server on CentOS 7.7

This Azure Squid proxy caching server has been optimised for speed and high performance.

Squid offers a rich set of traffic optimization options, most of which are enabled by default.

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.

Squid can implement caching and proxying of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requests and caching of Domain Name Server (DNS) lookups, and perform transparent caching. Squid also supports a wide variety of caching protocols, such as Internet Cache Protocol (ICP), the Hyper Text Caching Protocol (HTCP), the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP), and the Web Cache Coordination Protocol (WCCP).

Squid Proxy Features

  • Set ACL for which networks have access to internet
  • Block/Allow access to certain websites
  • Block/Allow Content Based on MIME Types (e.g image, text, mpeg)
  • Set time in which users can access the internet at certain times in the day
  • Cache frequently accessed websites, cache files/media
  • Hide users internal IP Addresses
  • Load balance with other Squid proxies
  • Clustering
  • Traffic Interception with WCCP
  • Set authentication to get users to Authenticate (LDAP, Active Directory,RADIUS, POP3, DB, etc)
  • Allow/Block IM (Instant Messaging)
  • Block coin-mining scripts from using CPU/memory on users browsers. A new modern trend.
  • Adaptation protocol (C-ICAP / eCAP)
  • Caching Dynamic Content
  • Fully Transparent Interception with Squid-2, TPROXYv2 and WCCP
  • Configuring multiple interception ports using WCCPv2
  • WCCP2 and NAT on a private internal network
  • PHP Redirectors
  • SMP Carp Cluster
  • Torrent filtering
  • Webwasher integration - prevent downloading of virus-infected files or to filter out adult content
  • Setup / Documentation / Support

    For documentation and support, Follow our getting started at - How to setup Squid Proxy Cache in Azure

    Disclaimer: Squid is licensed under GNU GPL license. No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user.