Proxy Server How-To Guide

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 26, 2010


A local proxy server can help improve broadband connections, restore order to a troubled network and add another line of defense against malware infections. This TechRadar UK guide provides a step-by-step direction for setting up a simple proxy server and also offers tips for configuring and testing.


Setting up a proxy server is one way to protect your network.

"You may be tempted to disable the proxy settings in your browser to view sites your boss would rather you didn't during work hours. However, to ensure that everyone on the network uses the proxy to access the internet, system administrators block all access to the internet at their firewall, except traffic coming from or going to the proxy. So to access anything outside the local network, you must use the proxy."

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