I'm doing a test project in an attempt to learn how proxy servers work within the Windows 2012 Server R2 environment. Is there a built-in solution within the software itself? If not, what are some good open-source alternatives?

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You haven't specified what type of proxy you need, I can only assume it's about forward or reverse web proxy.

Apache httpd has Windows version available and it offers both of the aforementioned features.

  • I believe it's forward proxy that I want Dec 19, 2015 at 10:20
  • @sadpandabunny: You need to know what type of proxy you need. Otherwise, your question is not answerable.
    – Sven
    Dec 19, 2015 at 10:33
  • @Sven ok, I need a forward proxy Dec 19, 2015 at 11:37
  • So, given that, you can try with Apache httpd. If you ever change your mind and require a reverse proxy solution, switch to Apache httpd. :-) Dec 19, 2015 at 11:41

No, you need something like ISA 2003/6 or Forefront TMG.

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