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Old 06-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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Question Setting up Squid 2.5 for Internet Cafe

I am opening up a internet cafe and I am setting up a Squid Server (v2.5) for about 50 Computers. I am only using a aDSL connection @ 1024k, and I am trying to find ways to cheat on bandwidth.

Other than Squid what tools would be needed so that Squid works great and I can monitor it easily.

If possibile I would love to have some sort of Intrusion system that can also handle wifi (future expansion)

Lastly what would be the lightest OS I can run this on? BSD?

Any tutorials anyOne Can Recommend or helpful tips?

My Server:
2.8 Intel Xeon
50 GB 10k RPM Hard Drives (3)
Dual 10/100/1000 Nic Cards

Thank in Advance


Old 06-16-2004, 09:40 PM   #2
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Download the latest rpm of Squid and install. make the swap directories. add "hosts allow" in squid.conf. restart squid and your all set. Dont forget to edit ipforward to 1.

A stripped-down Kernel would be the lightest OS. Check DSL (DAMN-SMALL-LINUX). FYI, I was able to share a SDSL line good for 5 users to 75 Workstations using a P4 1.7 GHz with 40 Gig HDD. Fedora core and Squid and it worked.

I recommend that you visit for the complete info in squid.


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