Alternatives to Squid for Linux with any license

  • Pi-hole

    Block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software. The Pi-hole blocks ads at the DNS-level, so all your devices are protected.

    • Pi-hole is a DNS filter. Squid is an HTTP Proxy. They serve different basic functions. Guest • Aug 2020 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Privoxy

    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...

    • There is no similarity between the two applications. Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is not. Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Squid is a caching proxy. Privoxy is a non-caching software. There is no overlap in the use-cases for those types of software. Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Privoxy doesn't cache web content. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No caching function. Primary usage of squid. Guest • Nov 2016 • 6 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • squid increases speed by storing caching specific http, curl requests. Guest • Feb 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It accomplishes the same thing except for one feature: the caching aspect. Guest • Aug 2015 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Varnish

    Varnish Cache is an open source, state of the art HTTP application accelerator. You can install it on your HTTP server and it makes your application more accessible. ...

    • It is an alternative for the server-side use of squid. It is not suitable for the client-side functionality Guest • Aug 2018 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • TinyProxy

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Polipo

    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...

    • 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      From the official website, "Polipo is obsolete.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."

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • ExaProxy

    ExaProxy is a a high-performance non-caching proxy. It is able to filter HTTP traffic using third party scripts in your favorite programming language.

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