Tinyproxy is a lightweight open source web proxy daemon. It is designed to be fast and yet small. It is useful for cases such as embedded deployments where a full featured HTTP proxy is required, but the system resources for a larger proxy are unavailable.
Tinyproxy is very useful in a small network setting, where a larger proxy would either be too resource intensive, or a security risk.
One of the key features of Tinyproxy is the buffering connection concept. In effect, Tinyproxy will buffer a high speed response from a server, and then relay it to a client at the highest speed the client will accept. This feature greatly reduces the problems with sluggishness on the net.
- Easy to modify.
- Anonymous mode – allows specification of individual HTTP headers that should be allowed through, and which should be blocked.
- HTTPS support – Tinyproxy allows forwarding of HTTPS connections without modifying traffic in any way through the CONNECT method.
- Remote monitoring – access proxy statistics from afar, letting you know exactly how busy the proxy is.
- Load average monitoring – configure software to refuse connections after the server load reaches a certain point.
- Access control – configure to only allow connections from certain subnets or IP addresses.
- Secure – run without any special privileges, thus minimizing the chance of system compromise.
- URL based filtering – allows domain and URL-based black- and whitelisting.
- Transparent proxying – configure as a transparent proxy, so that a proxy can be used without any client-side configuration.
- Proxy chaining – use an upstream proxy server for outbound connections, instead of direct connections to the target server, creating a so-called proxy chain.
- Privacy features – restrict both what data comes to your web browser from the HTTP server (e.g., cookies), and to restrict what data is allowed through from your web browser to the HTTP server (e.g., version information).
- Small footprint – the memory footprint is about 2MB with glibc, and the CPU load increases linearly with the number of simultaneous connections (depending on the speed of the connection). Tinyproxy can be run on an old machine without affecting performance.
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Robert James Kaes and contributors
License: GNU GPL v2
Tinyproxy is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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