Squid: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

Squid: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

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Squid is the most popular Web caching software in use today, and it works on a variety of platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Squid improves network performance by reducing the amount of bandwidth used when surfing the Web. It makes web pages load faster and can even reduce the load on your web server. By caching and reusing popular web content,

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Squid is the most popular Web caching software in use today, and it works on a variety of platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows. Squid improves network performance by reducing the amount of bandwidth used when surfing the Web. It makes web pages load faster and can even reduce the load on your web server. By caching and reusing popular web content, Squid allows you to get by with smaller network connections. It also protects the host on your internal network by acting as a firewall and proxying your internal web traffic. You can use Squid to collect statistics about the traffic on your network, prevent users from visiting inappropriate web sites at work or school, ensure that only authorized users can surf the Internet, and enhance your privacy by filtering sensitive information from web requests. Companies, schools, libraries, and organizations that use web-caching proxies can look forward to a multitude of benefits.Written by Duane Wessels, the creator of Squid, Squid: The Definitive Guide will help you configure and tune Squid for your particular situation. Newcomers to Squid will learn how to download, compile, and install code. Seasoned users of Squid will be interested in the later chapters, which tackle advanced topics such as high-performance storage options, rewriting requests, HTTP server acceleration, monitoring, debugging, and troubleshooting Squid.Topics covered include:

  • Compiling and installing Squid
  • Running Squid
  • Using Squid's sophisticated access controls
  • Tuning disk storage for optimal performance
  • Configuring your operating system for HTTP interception
  • Forwarding Requests to other web caches
  • Using redirectors to rewrite user requests
  • Monitoring Squid with the cache manager and SNMP
  • Using Squid to accelerate and protect HTTP servers
  • Managing bandwidth consumption with Delay Pools

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596550530
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/22/2004
Series:
Definitive Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
466
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Duane Wessels became interested in web caching in 1994 as a topic for his master's thesis in telecommunications at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He worked with members of the Harvest research project to develop web caching software. After the departure of other members to industry jobs, he continued the software development under the name Squid. Another significant part of Duane's research with the National Laboratory for Applied Network Research has been the operation of 6 to 8 large caches throughout the U.S. These caches receive requests from hundreds of other caches, all connected in a "global cache mesh."

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Squid: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DOES ANY ONE LIKE IBALLISTICSQUID
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys kermit......what the hell um sky. SKY WHERE ARE YOU!!?? Oh god it smells like fish!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sky was kiddnapped during a mod showcase!!! Lets replay the scene!!! "Today we are going to do the smart mobs mod." *sees a cow with a squid head* "oh, god!!!" *sees a squid* "nooo!!" *Sees a pig with a squid head and faints and then is carried away* "uggh," sooooo, its time to PARTY!!!!! WOOO!!!! YEAH!!!!! SKYS GONE!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey. Hey. Hey. Yea. Hey. Imma squid. Yeah. Hey. Hey. He- oh crap! It's SKY! AAAAAHHHHHH! Ow! Ow! Ow! Squid abuse! Ow! AAAAAHHHHHHH! No! Not the Butter sword! No! No!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evil and kidnapp Deadlox.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I let u out u skydoesminecraft impersonator. Ur not sky
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IM GONNA MESS YOU UP SQUID! LEMME OUT NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New location.