Recently I got a request from a friend to create a proxy server on a ubuntu OS.Having never created proxy server it was new thing for me. After couple of hours reading about it and following few tutorials I was able to set it perfectly.
It is a easy task and there are only few steps involved it.
So here is how you can create a proxy server using squid on ubuntu. I am using Mac OS if you want to do it in windows then you have to use putty to make ssh connection to sever(I am doing it on remote server).
First open terminal in mac or putty in windows.
change serverusername to the username you have for user acocunt on sever & serveripaddress to the ip address of server.
Enter the password when prompted next.
To install squid enter the following command
sudo apt-get install squid
It will install squid and files will be at
Now take the backup of the squid.conf file so that if you mess up anything you can replace the file with the backup.
sudo cp /etc/squid3/squid.conf /etc/squid3/squid.conf.original
Now lets modify squid.conf file to add IP address which can use proxy.
Open squid.conf using nano
sudo nano /etc/squid3/squid.conf
search for safe_ports and add below line at top of ACL section
acl webholics src 188.8.131.52/24
change the IP address above to the IP address of machine from where you will be using proxy
Add above Ip to allow connection with the proxy serevr, search http_access and put below line in that section
http_access allow webholics
close the file and restart the squid server application
sudo /etc/init.d/squid3 restart
Thats it !!
Now you can set the proxy in your local machine .
Default port for this proxy will be 3128 and IP address will be IP of your server.