Forum: Proxy server using axel

Posted by: Y Giridhar Appaji Nag
Date: 2009-04-29 05:43
Summary:Proxy server using axel
Project:Axel Download Accelerator

Sam Watkins wrote implemented a simple caching web proxy server using axel. It runs from inetd (He uses the package
openbsd-inetd). The script is a bit messy but it's unusual anyway to see a web proxy written in 2.5Kb of shell script.

Sam's ISP is a bit dodgy and individual TCP connections are slow while many parallel connections run fast.

It works well enough for most basic http and ftp queries, although for lots of small files it will be slower than a normal unproxied connection.

It doesn't pass the correct headers from the client to the server yet, I don't think axel can do that yet.

It works with apt-get although I expect debian / ubuntu would prefer if we didn't do that!

More info and config is in the script.

Please try it out! any comments may be sent to Sam Watkins <>

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