Hardware and Operating System Requirements

EZproxy is supported under three different operating systems: Linux, Solaris, and Windows. The supported versions of these operating systems along with their minimum hardware requirements appear below.

Note: The only functional differences between the Linux, Solaris and Windows versions of EZproxy are internal support in the Windows version to authenticate users against a Windows domain and the lack of Athens authentication support in the x86 version of Solaris.

EZproxy for Linux

EZproxy for Linux requires an x86 or x86_64 distribution of Linux running a 2.2 or later kernel. To verify the version of your Linux kernel, use the command:

uname -a

If you encounter problems running EZproxy on a specific distribution of Linux, please contact OCLC support for further assistance.

The minimum recommended configuration for an EZproxy for Linux server is a Pentium II 400 with 256 MB of RAM. 10 MB of disk space is required for installation. Additional disk space is required to accommodate user authentication files and server log files.

EZproxy for Solaris

EZproxy for Solaris (x86) requires Solaris version 10 or later running on Intel Pentium 4 and later processors or on AMD Athlon 64 and Opteron and later processors.

The minimum recommended configuration for an EZproxy for Solaris server is not defined, although EZproxy's modest processor and memory utilization makes most systems manufactured since 1999 (and many produced prior) suitable for use. For specific guidance, please contact OCLC support.

10 MB of disk space is required for installation. Additional disk space is required to accommodate user authentication files and server log files.

EZproxy for Windows

EZproxy runs on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, and Windows XP and XP Professional (32-bit, as well as 64-bit). For Windows 2008, WOW64 may be required, as EZproxy is truly a 32-bit application.

The minimum recommended configuration for an EZproxy for Windows server is a Pentium II 400 with 256 MB of RAM. 10 MB of disk space is required for installation. Additional disk space is required to accommodate user authentication files and server log files.