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lightweight socks5 proxy
Hey guys I'm looking for a light weight socks 5 proxy to run on my 32mb debian server.
I haven't tried squid because i think it would be too heavy. Currently I'm using dynamic ssh tunneling which is awesome but I would rather have a solely external proxy instead of a localhost one. I tried tinyproxy and it was nice but only http/https also the connection header kept sending "close" and i could never get it to send "keep-alive".
Also can anyone explain the connection issue with tinyproxy?
Also I apologize for my ignorance and/or anything incorrect I have posted, please correct me.
I think you would be able to run Squid fine on your server, even if it is that low end.
Have you tried it?
I'll give it a go but would love to hear from anyone else who has tried it.
Edit: I should have looked around a bit before posting.
I found mocks and i'm going to give it a try.
Its a lightweight non-forking select based socks5 proxy I have been using for years. Supports socks5 auth also.
I used Bouncer in the past. You can't go more lightweight than that.
3PROXY or HTTP, FTP, SOCKS proxy for 5 minutes
works fine on 32 mb VPS
Wait, why don't you use do ssh -D or use putty with openSSH?
sSocks is much lightweight than that. Its just a 26kb binary on my buyVM VPS in comparison to 329kb of bouncer.
May be because that doesn't have any authentication support and it opens the proxy for all ??
Ah right that makes sense. I realized that I didn't even read OP's post fully. My mistake.
I've used squid and dante with no issues.
Try 3proxy, IMO the most lightweight, config friendly and fast
solution out there, it only consumes between 100-200KB of RAM.
I'm using squid on a 32mb and it works like a charm.
How it doesnt have authentication ? You need to have a shell account for it to work, I think you cant go with more secure authentication than SSH, even can use keys.