Solved

free proxy server software (or very cheap)

Posted on 2010-08-23
7
584 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi all,

does anybody know of any free proxy server or next to free proxy software that i can install on a DC

reason being staff are spending half their time on facebook etc but that office is closing in 6 motnhs (no more funding for it)
so my boss doesnt know want to buy anything more for it

so im looking for some software i can just use to block urls during working hours

ive tried that handcraftedsoftware program but its not very good, crashes often and i cant even start it on a 2008 r2 machine

so if you know of any cheap software or free software that can do what i need for the next 6 mnths that would be great

cheers
0
Comment
Question by:awilderbeast
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
grantunwin earned 250 total points
ID: 33499758
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:grantunwin
ID: 33499777
try SquidGuard:

its free

http://www.squidguard.org/
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:awilderbeast
ID: 33499847
can squidgaurd authenticate against a domain users list?

and im presuming gfi can?

Thanks
0
Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:kiitii
ID: 33499904
You can try SQUID for winnt.
Official website : www.squid-cache.org

Download for Windows NT/2k editions
http://squid.acmeconsulting.it/

It will be tough to setup squidguard for windows. Since you going to use it only for 6 month.
Just setup a basic squid for windows and set the access list control to prevent accessing URL_Regex with contain the keyword facebook.

Else try out UTM/all-in-one firewall solution like
www.astaro.com (free and commercial linux based)
www.untangle.com (free linux based)

They are easy to setup, but require a PC with 2 Network cards, make sure your hard disk is empty.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:awilderbeast
ID: 33499939
can i use a linux based solution on a windows machine?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:makana
ID: 33502467
Have you tried CCproxy? how many users you have?
No, you cant use a linux based solution as Windows and Linux has different file system.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:awilderbeast
ID: 33519835
gone for gfi, we use other gfi products and we qualify for academic discount there, so will be a little cheaper, running the trial now

Cheers
0

Featured Post

Threat Trends for MSPs to Watch

See the findings.
Despite its humble beginnings, phishing has come a long way since those first crudely constructed emails. Today, phishing sites can appear and disappear in the length of a coffee break, and it takes more than a little know-how to keep your clients secure.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question