Certainly, squid is a decent proxy services for both web traffic control and reserve proxy cache system. The configuration is not complicated at all. Just few configure, the proxy or/and reverse proxy server will be set up quickly.
Proxy server of Squid always uses in enterprise for the control of the web traffic. For example, we could deny all request to facebook.com, so your employees will be focus on work on duty:) In some countries, the government firewall denies the requests to some web/services. For instance, in China here, I can’t visit facebook.com/twitter.com/google.com, even gmail has been blocked. I have wrote a post to use openvpn to get ride of the limitation. Squid proxy can play the role as well. Read the rest of this entry »