Ligth weight, free, proxy virtual appliance vmware

Hi,

I'm looking for a light weight free proxy virtual appliance.
It should be easy to setup, use little resources (1GB RAM, little cpu). It's only for use in a lab environment, 2 users max.

Please advise.
J.
janhoedtAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Why not use the Web Proxy Package you can install on your "Synology NAS", one less virtual appliance using resources.

OR, install the Synology Software as a VM, and enable the HAProxy.

HAProxy
HA Proxy, is free, very fast and reliable solution, offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
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Alex Green3rd Line Server SupportCommented:
when you say a free proxy virtual appliance, I assume you mean a web proxy?
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Alex Green3rd Line Server SupportCommented:
I was going to recommend SQUID but HAProxy is pretty decent as well, we use that at work.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew! Great idea indeed but unfortunately I don't see it listed in my packages on Synology.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You may have not added the Syno Community package resource?

http://packages.synocommunity.com
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Thanks! I did configure it but can't make it work. However, it looks like a load balancer, not a proxy server.
"HAProxy, or High Availability Proxy is used by RightScale for load balancing in the cloud."
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It offers Load Balancing features, as well as Proxy.

see Chapter 4 - 4. Proxies

The full manual is here
http://haproxy.1wt.eu/download/1.4/doc/configuration.txt
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Ah ok, but I have a gui. Not clear to me what to configure.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Please see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/Q_28361795.html 
I 've found 4553 is the port it is running on but it is "refusing connections"
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Great idea, this haproxy, but haven't been able to make it work at all and no clues howto make it work.

Please advise on another proxy server. Squid worked fine on my Synology but for some reason the ipkg does not work anymore after reboot so that's not an option anymore.
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