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 /etc/services:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. All rights
16 March 1999 micro_proxy(8)