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Old 05-02-2005, 05:26 AM   #1
Faizan
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Unhappy squid


hello all.. i need to know what does a squid do .. i really donot know anything about it.. but only that it provides us with internet servcie to our client.. can anyione tell me where to download it and might also help me configuring it... that would nbe very nice of him..
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects. Unlike traditional caching software, Squid handles all requests in a single, non-blocking, I/O-driven process.

Squid keeps meta data and especially hot objects cached in RAM, caches DNS lookups, supports non-blocking DNS lookups, and implements negative caching of failed requests.

Squid supports SSL, extensive access controls, and full request logging. By using the lightweight Internet Cache Protocol, Squid caches can be arranged in a hierarchy or mesh for additional bandwidth savings.

Squid consists of a main server program squid, a Domain Name System lookup program dnsserver, some optional programs for rewriting requests and performing authentication, and some management and client tools. When squid starts up, it spawns a configurable number of dnsserver processes, each of which can perform a single, blocking Domain Name System (DNS) lookup. This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for DNS lookups.
http://www.squid-cache.org/


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