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Apache Traffic Server Alternatives

Apache Traffic Server is described as 'Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Apache Traffic Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Squid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Apache Traffic Server are Privoxy, Varnish, Acrylic DNS Proxy and Proxomitron.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Self-Hosted
  • FreeBSD

Formerly a commercial product, Yahoo! donated it to the Apache Foundation, and it is now an Apache TLP.

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  1. Squid icon

    Squid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenSolaris
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator.

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    Privoxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.

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    Varnish

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator.

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  4. Acrylic is a local DNS proxy for Windows which improves the performance of your computer by caching the responses coming from your DNS servers and helps you fight unwanted ads through a custom HOSTS file.

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    Proxomitron

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    For those who have not yet been introduced, meet the Proxomitron: a free, highly flexible, user-configurable, small but very powerful, local HTTP web-filtering proxy.

    Discontinued

    Last version, 4.5, released on June 2003, is still downloadable from the official website

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    TinyProxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Tinyproxy is a light-weight HTTP/HTTPS proxy daemon for POSIX operating systems. It is free software, and supports transparent and reverse proxying.

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    Polipo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A small and fast caching web proxy (a web cache, an HTTP proxy, a proxy server). Polipo can be used in place of ad-filtering, privacy-enhancing proxies such as Junkbuster, Privoxy or WWWOFFLE.

    Discontinued

    From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete. When it was first written, Polipo was probably the best HTTP proxy available. Since then, the web protocols have changed, and Polipo hasn't kept up — it has no support for HTTP/2.0 or the WebSocket protocol. Polipo will no longer be maintained."

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    3proxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    3Proxy tiny free proxy server is really tiny cross-platform (Win32/Win64&Unix) freeware proxy servers set. It includes HTTP proxy with HTTPS and FTP support, SOCKSv4/SOCKSv4.5/SOCKSv5 proxy (socks/socks.exe), POP3 proxy, SMTP proxy, AIM/ICQ proxy (icqpr/icqpr.

    Warning

    This site has a poor reputation on WOT. You can see the comments on http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/3proxy.ru#page-3

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    GlimmerBlocker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Safari

    The problem with other ad-blockers for Safari is that they are implemented as awful hacks: as an InputManager and/or ApplicationEnhancer. This compromises the stability of Safari and very often create problems when Apple releases a new version of Safari.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.6.6, released in September 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Proximodo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Proximodo is a loopback proxy server, seemingly a fork of proxomitron though likely abandonware. Unlike Proxomitron its developer is not existentially challenged. Additionally Proximodo can use Proxomitron filters. Unfortunately it does not support SSL connections.

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