Transparent proxy server Windows

Squid Transparent Proxy Server on Windows Server 2003

Softperfect Bandwidth Manager's Add Port MapI’ve been looking for a way to do port redirect or port forwarding in Windows Server 2003 this several days and start to become desperate as not much info I can get on this topic. At first I was looking for doing port forwarding or port redirecting in RRAS (Routing and Remote Access Service) but can’t find it. Actually there is port forwarding in RRAS but it’s not what I need to make transparent proxy.

Step by step to configure transparent proxy using Softperfect Bandwidth Manager:

Let start by installing the Squid NT, use my old tutorial here to guide you.

Then you’ll need to modify the squid.conf to add “transparent” keyword behind http_port options so it will look like this:

http_port 3128 transparent

Install Softperfect Bandwidth Manager

Softperfect Bandwidth Manager Adding New Port MapCreate a Port Map, here you should define the Squid’s port on your server. Go to “Tools > Port Mapping”

Click on New button to create a new mapping, fill like the example below

After you create a port map, you need to create a new rule to redirect all HTTP request to remote server port 80 to port 3128. Click on “Rules > Add Rule”. On General tab fill the fields with these values:

Direction: Both
Transfer Rate Limit: Unlimited
Protocol: TCP and UDP
Apply Rule on Interface: LAN

Important! You must select the interface (Network Card) that is connected to your Local Network (the one that connect the server to other client computers, and NOT the one connected to the modem, etc.)

On Source tab set the values to these:

Source Address: Whole IP Address, and insert the IP ranges of your clients PC
Source Port: Any

On Destination tab set the values to these:

Destination Address: Any IP Address
Destination Port: Port List and then Add these ports: 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS)

On Advanced tab look for “Additional Processing”, give check on “Process through the following mapping” and select the port mapping you created before and click OK.

Done, now all requests to port 80 and 443 will be redirected to Squid NT. To check whether the transparent proxy works or not you can visit and it should say “Proxy Server Detected!”


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