Best practices for using home proxy while connected to a work VPN
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Occasionally when working remote, I have to connect to my home network while connected to a different, work VPN from a Windows machine.
I have a secure Squid proxy server running on my home pfsense network server available externally but unfortunately, this VPN blocks direct HTTP proxies for security.
My current solution is to have 1 browser configured to connect to a SOCKS proxy forwarded over an SSH connection that I use to navigate my home networking and some outbound traffic. I have also created a similar option use the Squid proxy with the port forwarded over an SSH connection instead.
Would the Squid HTTP proxy see better performance than a SOCKS proxy due to the potential caching?
Is some caching done on the side of the browser through the SOCKS connection anyway? There are not typically many users on my home network while I am away to benefit caching outside of my own use.
I understand that the SOCKS proxy works at the session layer so if I am not fully utilizing the benefits of the additional HTTP proxy overhead, would this remove server load wi