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Old 08-05-2003, 06:41 AM   #1
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What is the Best Linux Distribustion to be a Cache and Another for Web Server ?

I just wanted to know what is your Idea about witch is distribution of linux is more better for a cache server !?

Also for a webserver with Apche server , Witch distri will work more better ?

Thanks alot ...

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Old 08-05-2003, 06:47 AM   #2
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it's not about what distro you use, it's about the software running on it.... most distros will be completely identical.... it's up to you how well you make it work
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Your premise is wrong. Linux is a kernel, not an operating system, and a distribution is a collection of software and, hopefully, some kind of package management system.

A very good piece of web caching software is called Squid. This is available on pretty much every single Linux distribution as a package, and can be installed from source on those that don't package it.

The same goes for your question about web servers.

Old 08-05-2003, 06:52 AM   #4
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Thank you very much dear m8!
I wanted to ask you...
Could you please for example send me some information or sample config file to configure a linux cache server.

I had a friend on an other site named Herberd and He always helped me to configure a squid but ...

My Problem was slowing down the cache system after a little while.

I have a 240 Access through 9 E1 Links. and Also 2 Mbit SCPC from satellite on NSS6 and I want to make some DNS and Cache servers and...

so I need some helps..

Also , If I can do something about hosting and ... I can do I will be very happy.

My Address is at

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chris is right, its the software, if you are talking about web and cache you can self evidently download any software that you need.
I use squid and it works just fine. I think there was a bit of configuring but squid comes with good documentaion and many examples.
good luck.


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