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       micro_proxy - really small HTTP/HTTPS proxy




       micro_proxy  is  a  very  small  HTTP/HTTPS  proxy.   It  runs from inetd, which means its
       performance is poor.  But for low-traffic sites, it's quite adequate.  It  implements  all
       the basic features of an HTTP/HTTPS proxy, in only 260 lines of code.

       To install it, add a line like this to /etc/inetd.conf:
           webproxy  stream tcp nowait nobody  /usr/sbin/micro_proxy micro_proxy
       Make  sure  the  path  to  the  executable  is  correct.   Then  add  a  line like this to
           webproxy   port/tcp
       Change "port" to the port number you want to use - 3128, or whatever.  Then restart  inetd
       by sending it a "HUP" signal, or rebooting.

       On  some systems, inetd has a maximum spawn rate - if you try to run inetd services faster
       than a certain number of times per minute, it assumed there's either a bug  of  an  attack
       going  on  and  it  shuts down for a few minutes.  If you run into this problem - look for
       syslog messages about too-rapid looping - you'll need to find  out  how  to  increase  the
       limit.  Unfortunately this varies from OS to OS.  On FreeBSD, you add a "-R 10000" flag to
       inetd's initial command line.  On some Linux systems, you can set  the  limit  on  a  per-
       service basis in inetd.conf, by changing "nowait" to "nowait.10000".


       Copyright (C) 1999 by Jef Poskanzer <>. All rights reserved.

                                          16 March 1999                            micro_proxy(8)