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Use FiddlerCore as a forward proxy to replace Squid

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Shloma asked on 08 Apr 2015, 07:16 PM

Hi,

Does it make sense, and has it been used in the past, to use FiddlerCore as a forward proxy instead of using a Squid on Linux. 

The primary reason for this would be lack of knowledge (and talent pool on C++ and Linux), and some other limitations with the Squid server. 

Basically I would like to know if FiddlerCore has been designed to handle the load in production environment where 1000's of people will connect and use the proxy server primarily for content filtering and manipulation. 

Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. 

Regards,

Shloma

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answered on 09 Apr 2015, 11:59 PM
Hello, Shloma--

Your best bet would be to try it out, but generally speaking, FiddlerCore is not designed to be used as a general purpose shared proxy server for thousands of users. There are techniques you can use to improve its scalability (e.g. streaming requests and responses, not storing traffic in memory longer than needed, etc) but I would expect that Squid and related products are better suited for high-load scenarios.

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Eric Lawrence
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answered on 12 Apr 2015, 02:29 PM
Thanks for the truthful and honest response, Eric!
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