Cloudish in a distributed environment works to the principal of; when someone is whispering in a crowd of talking people, it's difficult to find who it was that was whispering. For your websurfing this means: if your request is performed by a proxy-server who is also processing requests for other people, it's very hard (near impossible) to find out which request came from what client.
So what is happening when using a Cloudish-proxy: your request comes into your local Cloudish-proxy. Your local Cloudish-proxy then removes some of the headers transmitted by your browser and after that makes a secure encrypted connection to one of the other configurated Cloudish-proxies (A, B and C in the picture). Then, A, B or C (the one which got the request) will get the requested data and send it back to you. It is also possible that the Cloudish-proxy first connect to one of the other Cloudish-proxies and relays your request trough it. That way it'll be even more to trace back the request to you.
# switch on debugging. set to 0 for no debug-information debug=1 # this will be the port which you will configure in your browser # as the proxy-port it will use http_proxy_listen_port=5000 # in case you want other Cloudish-proxies to relay request trough # your Cloudish-proxy, set this to port to which it should listen # on, or set it to 0 to disable s_proxy_listen_port=5001 # just set this to 3. fork_retries=3 # number of retries for a connect max_n_connect_retries=3 # normally, you will set this to 0. if set to 1, your local # Cloudish-proxy will also directly request data; something # you do not want unless you are proxy A, B or C (see picture) allow_local_gets=0 # wether to use the defined local_proxies or not use_local_proxy=0 # the Cloudish proxy-servers it will connect to cloudish_proxies=a:5001,b:5001,c:5001 # set this one to 1, redirects currently do not work initial_redirect_level=1 # certificate and certificate password (for SSL) server_certificate=server.pem server_certificate_password=password
debug=0 s_proxy_listen_port=5001 fork_retries=3 max_n_connect_retries=3 # of course you want local gets allow_local_gets=1 # allow gets trough the ISP-proxy use_local_proxy=1 # this one is only for proxy A local_proxies=isp_proxy_server:8080 # connect trough other Cloudish-proxies cloudish_proxies=b:5001,c:5001 # set this one to 1, redirects currently do not work initial_redirect_level=1 server_certificate=server.pem server_certificate_password=password
s_proxy_listen_port=5001 allow_local_gets=1 use_local_proxy=0 cloudish_proxies=a:5001,c:5001 server_certificate=server.pem server_certificate_password=password
s_proxy_listen_port=5001 allow_local_gets=1 use_local_proxy=0 cloudish_proxies=a:5001,b:5001 server_certificate=server.pem server_certificate_password=password
openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -days 386 -out server.pem -keyout server.pemThis creates a key/cert. which is valid for 386 days.
cache_peer cloudish_proxy_hostname parent cloudish_http_port 0 default no-query acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 never_direct allow allReplace cloudish_proxy_hostname with the hostname or IP-address of your Cloudish-proxy. Replace cloudish_http_port with the port which you defined in your Cloudish configuration-file with "http_proxy_listen_port".
I hope this made things clear.