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Create your very own home or small office "great firewall of Cameron".

The internet is all a buzz with the announcement of UK ISPs flicking the switch to "default on" filtering, "the great firewall of Cameron" . From a technical stand point there is very little detail on how they will be implemented other than probably being based on an openDNS and Huawei solution. 

Block adverts and speed up internet access with a proxy server

The days of speeding up internet access using a caching proxy server are pretty much over. The idea of caching is theoritically sound, but the majority of your proxy log is generally just "TCP_MISS", dynamic content having taken over the internet. All however is not lost, using access control lists with a proxy server you can improve the speed of web browsing along with the overall experience by blocking ads. The defacto open source caching proxy is squid.

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