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Can I use a spare PC as a proxy server?


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MBTCR2

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So possibly a thick question, but I have a spare PC sitting next to me with XP. Can I use it as a proxy server of some description, or in some way, shape or form, use it as a link for a laptop to connect through it to the internet to provide a greater degree of security?

I'm confuzzled. :D

Thanks for any advice or help!
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You can, though I see no real need in a home environment and it won't mask the fact you connect from a provider at a certain time, if that's what you want.
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Yes, because it'd still be going through my ISP, which I understand, but is it possible to use it as a security gateway of some sort? It's just a bit of a waste having it sit there with all the peripherals, hooked up and waiting, but no real purpose to having it.

Thanks for your help!
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You may want to look into Squid. Some pretty cool stuff is possible with it...
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