> EZproxy is a self-installing statically compiled single binary download,
> with a built-in administrative interface that makes most common
> administrative tasks point-and-click, that works on Linux and Windows
> systems, and requires very little in the way of resources to run. It also
> has a library of a few hundred vendor stanzas that can be copied and pasted
> and work the majority of the time.
> To successfully replace EZproxy in this setting, it would need to be
> packaged in such a way that it is equally easy to install and maintain, and
> the library of vendor stanzas would need to be developed as apache conf.d
This. The real gain with EZProxy is that configuring it is crazy easy. You
just drop it in and run it -- it's feasible for someone with no experience
in proxying or systems administration to get it operational in a few
minutes. That is why I think virtualizing a system that makes accessing the
more powerful features of EZProxy easy is a good alternative.