Techweb: Do-It-Yourself Squid

“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


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