Setting up Squid as your caching proxy

    Date24 Oct 2000
    CategoryFirewalls
    5680
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Squid is a proxy caching server for HTTP/FTP requests. It caches data off the net on your local network. So the next time the same data is being accessed, whether it is html or a gif, it gets served up . . . Squid is a proxy caching server for HTTP/FTP requests. It caches data off the net on your local network. So the next time the same data is being accessed, whether it is html or a gif, it gets served up from the local server rather than over the Internet -- saving you significant bandwidth.

    Lets use the most commonly available proxy server for Linux and the most stable one around, Squid. Installing and configuring it is a breeze as you'll soon find out. To make things simpler I would suggest that you get the Squid RPM from any of the download on the net for your distro.The latest Stable release of Squid is squid-2.3.STABLE1-5.i386.rpm. If you are not able to find it on your distro's CD then i would suggest you try out www.rpmfind.net. After having downloaded the RPM install it with the following command.

    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"7","type":"x","order":"1","pct":58.33,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"3","type":"x","order":"2","pct":25,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"2","type":"x","order":"3","pct":16.67,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    Advisories

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.