DIY Cloud Proxy Server Using Squid

Proxy servers have many applications, such as caching to increase responsiveness of network resources, content filtering for web requests, basic authentication for network segments (both remote and local), with the most popular use arguably being IP address masking. Virtual IP addresses are used in proxy servers, which forward the traffic of the requesting system to its destination using the proxy server’s IP address in place of the original. While the intention of the requesting party can either be for legitimate or nefarious reasons alike, the ability to bypass censorship controls or creating a virtual degree of separation in terms of system identity can be easily achieved with a cloud proxy server.

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