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Old 12-03-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Best Proxy for Old centos 5


does anyone having experience installing Proxy apps which running smooth in centos?

I tried squid but dunno why, it seem eating lot of resource and some additional problem.. i wanna switch (if there is) with another one

im looking alternative for squid in term usage (easy to configure), and resource(light and not consume lot of resource)
 
Old 12-03-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Centos 5 is O-L-D, with kernel 2.6.18 and probably gcc-2.95-3. I'd confine your search to Centos-5 rpms, and not try building anything. That only leads to pain, unless you go installing a 10 year old source.

If Centos 5 was current when you installed it, your system is old; no wonder you're experiencing resource problems.
 
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Old 12-04-2017, 01:36 AM   #3
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Hi jojolendir,

You registered here in 2012 and you have only one post? OK, if you have another machine handy you could install smoothwall firewalll, which is a linux os with a built-in web proxy, and will run fine on minimal hardware.

But if your only machine is something meant to run centos 5, I'm amazed web surfing works at a reasonable speed.

I'm not trying to be mean or anything. But that's 12 or more year old hardware!
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:16 AM   #4
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Hi jojolendir,

You registered here in 2012 and you have only one post? OK, if you have another machine handy you could install smoothwall firewalll, which is a linux os with a built-in web proxy, and will run fine on minimal hardware.

But if your only machine is something meant to run centos 5, I'm amazed web surfing works at a reasonable speed.

I'm not trying to be mean or anything. But that's 12 or more year old hardware!
most of the time i was silent reader , and mostly got my solution by reading the thread

we have "semi unused" server,they only used as file storage(2.6.18-412.el5,2.6.18-419.el5PAE)..it does slow but have really fast internet connection
the admin gave me permission to used all resource as i like as long i didn't do any important modification(allow me to yum install but not reloading OS),

i live in the country with internet restriction so i make used this server as tunneling via squid. but as i mention above seems squid is to much for the box
so maybe there another alternative Proxy solution for old machine with low resource consumption
 
Old 12-05-2017, 08:20 AM   #5
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If Centos 5 was current when you installed it, your system is old; no wonder you're experiencing resource problems.
Well ..it is , it does come with centos 5
 
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That is kinda relevant information you didn't declare when asking a questionj about slow speed. I presume you know the drill for running a power consuming program on old hardware
  • Speed up what you can
  • Remove all bloatware, e.g. kde, gnome, in fact X if you can.
  • Add memory/disk/sdd if possible
  • ESSENTIAL: Stop other tasks, even background ones.
  • Trace bottlenecks when they occur
  • etc.
 
  


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