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Old 01-22-2002, 09:05 AM   #1
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Linux-Winproxy settings???


Is there any Proxy settings for Red Hat linux 6.2. or can any proxy service be run in Linux machine.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 09:26 AM   #2
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what are you trying to acheive? squid is the normal proxy server for linux, IF you need a proxy server.
 
Old 01-22-2002, 09:44 AM   #3
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LInux-Proxy

Dear acid_kewpie,

First i thank u for replying to my forum and secondly i regret for not telling u my actual requirement.Well i am working in s/w company as a PHP programmer.There we have about 50 machines which acess the net via Winproxy that runs on an Windows 2000 advanced server.But this is extremely slow,so they want this proxy service to be installed on the linux machine(running on Red hat 6.2) so that the net acess is through this machine.Know i am Linux newbie so i need to know how to configure this proxy settings on a linux machine to achieve this.Also can u please tell me hw to give an internet connection to a linux machine

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Saravanan
 
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i don't really know much about large scale networks... sorry, i'm only a student... but I would have thought that you migtn't actaully need a proxy if you are simply trying to get internet access on a number of machines, as you can do that at a much lower level, using just IP masquarading and port forwarding, whcih generally takes very little setting up and such. all you then simply need to do is to set each machines gateway to be the net connected machine, which then passes data through it transparently. I do this with a simple app called 'firestarter' which runs in gnome and enables ip forwarding and such like just by selecting a button. I'm not aware of how this scales up on a large network though. You can do a similar sort fo thing under windows using winroute.

if you do actaully want to use a proxy w/ caching and such like, then i guess you want to look at the squid howto, but to be honest i've never used squid as i've never needed to, and know next to nothign about the benefits of proxy other than having more control over ports and such.
 
  


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