"Large amounts of Web traffic can sap the life out of your
network. One solution that's quickly gaining popularity is to
implement a Web-caching appliance."
"Working at our University of Wisconsin Real-World Labs®, we
tested a quartet of Web-caching servers: Cobalt Networks' CacheRaQ
2, InfoLibria's DynaCache, NLANR's Squid 2.0 and Novell's Internet
Caching System (ICS). Our tests focused on installation,
configuration and maintenance issues. We also considered support
for the Internet Cache Protocol in terms of expansion
"... we ... found that they performed solidly across the board.
In addition, they are diverse enough in terms of price and
performance to merit a place in almost any network."
"Of the four products we tested, each excelled in different
capacities. Our first-place finisher and Editor's Choice recipient
is Squid, thanks to its surprisingly flexible configuration and
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