Re: Building a Proxy Server
The hardware doesn't need to be very powerful to do a proxy. I have old Pentium 4 (~2.0GHz) machines running Samba and SSH file servers with no problem. Something over the recommended ubuntu server requirement should be fine as long as you aren't doing 100 connections with fiber internet. Here are is some information on system requirements for Squid. I would say have 100MB nic or faster and at least 512MB of RAM, 768MB or more is ideal. There will be more delay because their is another step in the connection but hardware should only make 10ms difference if it isn't maxed out. Try find a free old PC, there should be enough power to do home proxy.
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