How to create multiple proxies using IPv4 via Squid

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Once you have created a proxy via Squid. You want to create multiple different proxies over IPv4 at the same time. In this article, we will guide you to create multiple proxies with scripts through Squid proxy


To complete this guide, you will need:

Auto install Squid 3 proxy on following linux OS.

In this article we will guide you through installing Ubuntu 20.04

Install Squid

To install, run the script

wget -O

You can refer to the following Squid installation instructions:

Create Users

To create users, run


OR run following commands

sudo /usr/bin/htpasswd -b -c /etc/squid/passwd USERNAME_HERE PASSWORD_HERE

To update password for am existing user, run

sudo /usr/bin/htpasswd /etc/squid/passwd USERNAME_HERE

replace USERNAME_HERE and PASSWORD_HERE with your desired user name and password.

Reload squid proxy

systemctl reload squid

Configure Multiple IP Address

NOTE: This is only needed if you have more than one IP on your server.

Before you can configure squid to use muliple IP address, you need to add IP to your server and you should be able to connect to server using these IPs.

Once IP added to your server, you can configure it to use with squid proxy by running following command


Use this command to see if the Proxy has created a Proxy: nano /etc/squid/squid.conf

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Change Squid Proxy Port

Squid proxy server runs on port 3128 by default. Changing squid proxy server port to a non-standard port is a good idea as it will protect your proxy server from abusers and hackers.

Method 1

You can use the sed command to replace the port number

sed -i 's/^http_port.*$/http_port NEW_PORT_HERE/g' /etc/squid/squid.conf

In the above command, replace NEW_PORT_HERE with the port number you need.

For example, to run squid proxy on port 5555, run

sed -i 's/^http_port.*$/http_port 5555/g' /etc/squid/squid.conf

Now restart Squid Proxy server

Test Proxy Server

You can test the proxy via:
Enter information by : IP_proxy:port:user_proxy:password

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