Web proxy books/resources

UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNAPosts: 3,963Mod Mod
I'm looking for books/resources to understand web proxy solutions properly. I'm not looking for a solution specific resource (like squid or bluecoat), but I wouldn't mind a vendor guide if it has a good explanation though,

I just want to know more about how to analyse and troubleshoot issues around web proxy, and understand how they work.
Goal: MBA, March 2021

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  • lsud00dlsud00d Posts: 1,571Member
    This can be such a deep rabbit hole...I wish I had a good book to recommend but after working with several reverse/forward proxies to varying degrees I was mostly using vendor documentation combined with google-fu for specific problems.

    As far as tools, Fiddler is great for troubleshooting web traffic issues, along with Wireshark. Get very familiar with HTTP status codes which will help point you in the right direction of where the problem may be.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,963Mod Mod
    @lsud00d: thanks, yes that's what I noticed, there's no single resource that explains the concepts and challenges, and worst of all people assume that 'hey it's proxy, it just works..it's easy'...

    I've setup proxy servers before but admittedly on a very tiny scale. Now in my new role, I have to literally become a proxy and firewall ninja, and the environment is massive so I'm trying to understand them (and those f5 loadbalancers as well..).

    PAC files, wpad, and other stuff. I'm just trying to see if there's a book or a nice article out there that can nail some concepts nicely.
    Goal: MBA, March 2021
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,963Mod Mod
    Here's a good resource that I found:
    FindProxyForURL - PAC & WPAD Resource
    Goal: MBA, March 2021
  • zoro_2009zoro_2009 Posts: 26Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    UnixGuy wrote: »
    Here's a good resource that I found:
    FindProxyForURL - PAC & WPAD Resource

    Link not working !

    EDIT: Ok its working now sorry
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