How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure and Ubuntu

How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure and Ubuntu OS.

Squid is a proxy server for caching and filtering web content .
Squid proxy service will cache the requested web-content and re-using it for the further request of the same content.You can also hide your real IP with squid and access content usually forbidden for your country or IP address.

1.) Sign in to your Azure Portal and create VM

How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure

2.) Choose Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure

 

3.) Configure your VM

 

How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure

4.) Create endpoint higher then 1024 for example 20000

How to create your own squid proxy server with Azure

5.) Connect with putty to install and configure squid

sudo apt-get install squid -y
cd /etc/squid3

Make backup of default configuration just in case…

sudo cp squid.conf squid.conf.bak

Remove default configuration

sudo rm -rf squid.conf

Create and open new configuration in nano (you can use any other editor)

sudo nano squid.conf

Paste this 2 lines of code into your new configuration file

http_access allow all
http_port 20000

Save configuration

6.) Restart squid service

sudo service squid3 restart

7.) To check your connection use telnet IP on port defined in your squid configuration.
In this case 20000

telnet IP 20000

Your proxy server is ready if your connection was successiful.
Setup your OS to use this proxy server and go to http://whatsmyip.org to check your new IP address.

 

Enable linux root access on Microsoft Azure Cloud

How to enable linux root access on Microsoft Azure Cloud

1. Login via ssh using your sudo user on your Microsoft Azure linux server

2. Now login as root user

[[email protected] ~]# sudo su -

3. check if root access is set (LOCK means that root access is disabled)

[[email protected] ~]# grep root /etc/shadow

Result:
root:*LOCK*:14600::::::

4. enable root access  (as root user enter command passwd)

[[email protected] ~]# passwd

5. Now enter your password and root access is enabled.

You can check this by using command “grep root /etc/shadow”

That’s all folks