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O'Reilly Network: Deploying Squid, (Part 1 of 2)

Feb 11, 2000, 04:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Dean)

"In this two-part technical tutorial we'll explore the deployment of a web proxy cache, sometimes referred to as a Web cache or a proxy server, for a small to medium sized corporate enterprise. A web proxy cache is surprisingly easy to implement and maintain, and when built using open-source software it can be quite economical as well."

"Bandwidth on a corporate Internet connection is a valuable and often critical business resource, and in most cases is also fairly expensive..."

"Popular browsers help to reduce inefficiencies by locally caching Web objects. This locally reduces demand and increases performance, but browser caches aren't shared across an enterprise. The implementation of a web proxy cache can save additional bandwidth."

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