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A home Proxy server

A home Proxy server
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:52:04 AM »
Hi there in the Wide World,
Just recently I came across SME and about to set it up as a file server. Since I have spare hardware
At the risk of being ignorant, I am asking if it is possible to set up SME as a home Proxy server?
Until I hear from someone, best regards from Down Under
Cheers
Bob  :-?
"All I know is the extent of my ignorance"-Socrates

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Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 12:11:53 PM »
Yes...there are more than a few of us sme server users down here :-)


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Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 11:57:09 PM »
Thanks, TerryF for the answer,

since there are no instructions from you, do you think a novice can do it by following the manual?
Cheers.
Bob
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Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 04:12:57 AM »
Have you a box/vm up and running sme server?
If yes what mode?
A description of your network setup would be a help.

HTTP proxy is on by default.

Server Only mode does not enforce the setting

Not a lot of "setting up" to do, although you might want to look at some of the contribs, the SharedFolder contrib being a particularly useful one.

and yes the wiki has a wealth of information.

If all you want is to just run a file server I think there are probably better solutions out there
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Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 07:35:02 AM »
Cave jug

Have you read this
https://wiki.contribs.org/Main_Page

SME server is really easy to use in default mode with standard available settings.
A little more work is required if you want to tailor it for specific requirements.
There are many Howtos & Contribs available for additional needs.

Proxy server is a standard enough task, what are you specifically trying to achieve ?
Please search before asking, an answer may already exist.
The Search & other links to useful information are at top of Forum.

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Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 12:20:58 PM »
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If all you want is to just run a file server I think there are probably better solutions out there

To qualify, this is due to current issues with Win 10 & file sharing. See foros & bugs.

If you run linux desktops life is still a breeze :-)
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1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

Re: A home Proxy server
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 12:26:10 AM »
Thank you all for the info. I'll get on with all reading you suggested.
Cheers
Bob
"All I know is the extent of my ignorance"-Socrates