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Techweb: Do-It-Yourself Squid

Mar 20, 1999, 10:26 (1 Talkback[s])

"Net managers looking to save money can find some free cache by building their own Squid server. And to keep them from feeling lost at sea, we've set out an 11-step program-complete with tips from Duane Wessels, principal investigator at Internet Resource Cache (Boulder, Colo.) and a developer of Squid. He says a veteran Unix programmer can get a Squid cache up and running in about two hours, but the less experienced might need "days, even weeks." More expert advice and links to other Squid users are available on the Squid home page (http://squid.nlanr.net/). And remember: These instructions are good for Linux and Unix only, not Windows."

Step 1: Choose the hardware
Step 2: Install the operating system
Step 3: Connect server to network
Step 4: Download Squid caching software
Step 5: Create Squid directory
Step 6: Copy binaries
Step 7: Configure disks
SteStep 9: Set cache options
Step 8: Configure access lists
Step 10: Run Squid

Detailed instructions