A proxy server can be useful to reduce the number of requests and data when browsing over the internet. Especially when files are downloaded repeatedly, like opening facebook multiple times a day or downloading the same file frequently (updating multiple vm’s).
Since I have a Synology NAS I wanted to experiment with a squid proxy and a zero-touch configuration for my clients using WPAD.
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