Tinyproxy is a small, efficient HTTP/SSL proxy daemon released under the GNU General Public License. Tinyproxy is very useful in a small network setting, where a larger proxy would either be too resource intensive, or a security risk. One of the key features of Tinyproxy is the buffering connection concept. In effect, Tinyproxy will buffer a high speed response from a server, and then relay it to a client at the highest speed the client will accept. This feature greatly reduces the problems with sluggishness on the Internet. If you are sharing an Internet connection with a small network, and you only want to allow HTTP requests to be allowed, then Tinyproxy is a great tool for the network administrator.
For more info, please visit the Tinyproxy web site.
Tinyproxy uses a standard GNU
configure script based on the automake
system. If compiling from a git checkout, you need to first run
from the top level directory to generate the
The release tarball contains the pre-created
so when building from a release, you can skip this step.
Then basically all you need to do is
./configure make make install
in the top level directory to compile and install Tinyproxy. There are
additional command line arguments you can supply to
--enable-debug: If you would like to turn on full debugging support.
--enable-xtinyproxy: Compile in support for the XTinyproxy header, which is sent to any web server in your domain.
--enable-filter: Allows Tinyproxy to filter out certain domains and URLs.
--enable-upstream: Enable support for proxying connections through another proxy server.
--enable-transparent: Allow Tinyproxy to be used as a transparent proxy daemon. Unlike other work modes, transparent proxying doesn't require explicit configuration and works automatically when traffic is redirected to the proxy using the appropriate firewall rules.
--enable-reverse: Enable reverse proxying.
--with-stathost=HOST: Set the default name of the stats host.
For more information about the build system, read the INSTALL file
that is generated by
autogen.sh and comes with the release tar ball.
If you are having problems with Tinyproxy, please raise an issue on github.
You can meet developers and users to discuss development,
patches and deployment issues in the
#tinyproxy IRC channel on