When bandwidth is scarce and has to be shared with multiple members of a household, and on top of that, a reduction of ads is desired, a proxy server can offer a solution. Additionally, it allows Internet access without complicated firewall rules; just configure the browser to use the proxy. In the following subsections, the steps to set up a proxy server are explained.
The proxy server used in this book is called Squid, and as you learned from the previous chapter, it can be installed easily with the following command:
packt@PacktPublishing:~$ sudo apt-get install squid
Squid in Debian comes with a reasonable default configuration file at
/etc/squid/squid.conf. Using nano or any other editor, the file ...