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lightweight socks5 proxy

lightweight socks5 proxy

LinuxNewbLinuxNewb Member
edited August 2012 in Help

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.

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  • I think you would be able to run Squid fine on your server, even if it is that low end.

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  • LinuxNewbLinuxNewb Member
    edited August 2012

    @Magnus said: 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.

  • akbakb Member

    Try sSocks:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ssocks/

    Its a lightweight non-forking select based socks5 proxy I have been using for years. Supports socks5 auth also.

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  • NyrNyr Member

    I used Bouncer in the past. You can't go more lightweight than that. bouncer-1.0.rc6-linux-intel.tar.gz

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  • Another alternative:

    3PROXY or HTTP, FTP, SOCKS proxy for 5 minutes

    works fine on 32 mb VPS

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  • Wait, why don't you use do ssh -D or use putty with openSSH?

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  • akbakb Member

    I used Bouncer in the past. You can't go more lightweight than that.

    sSocks is much lightweight than that. Its just a 26kb binary on my buyVM VPS in comparison to 329kb of bouncer.

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  • akbakb Member

    Wait, why don't you use do ssh -D or use putty with openSSH?

    May be because that doesn't have any authentication support and it opens the proxy for all ??

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  • @akb said: 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.

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  • I've used squid and dante with no issues.

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  • 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.

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  • @akb said: May be because that doesn't have any authentication support and it opens the proxy for all ??

    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. M

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