What are some of the benefits of installing Squid Proxy in an Ubuntu Server that is sharing its Internet connection to a group of PCs in a LAN.
- You can use Squid for caching. This means the contents of site A are saved locally at your Squid. When a second user requests site A Squid will deliver the content. So the user has it somewhat faster.
- You can control the traffic for malicious content and if found, remove it.
- You can restrict the access to certain websites.
- Of course there are some „bad“ things Squid allows you to do (Control your users, record which sites they visit etc.).