[ubuntu-uk] Mobile internet proxy

Johnathon Tinsley kirrus at kirrus.co.uk
Tue Feb 19 09:07:15 GMT 2008

You can make apache act as a web proxy, using the mod_proxy extention. Obviously, you have to be careful with your configuration, as spammers like using open proxies.

You can then use the standard compression module for apache, and that should do what you're after...



----- "Chris Rowson" <christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not quite sure if this comes under 'off-topic' or not. If it
> does,
> I apologise in advance and please feel free to slap my writes!
> I've been pondering upon the possibility of setting up a vps as a
> mobile internet proxy.
> It would be good to add image transcoding (to reduce the size of
> images on the fly before serving to mobile internet) and also on the
> fly gzip content encoding compression to reduce the size of html etc.
> Has anyone come across this before in practice? I've hunted around
> google for info, and although I've found this squid patch ->
> http://devel.squid-cache.org/gzip/ for the gzip stuff I don't know
> how
> well it's implemented (in cvs only by the look of it) and I can't
> seem
> to find anything on image transcoding.
> If anyone has any info I'm all ears :-)
> Chris
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