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Speeding up the internet with pdnsd and squid

Jan 22, 2011, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Eckstein)

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"Living, as I do, in rural France, I suffer from rather slow internet connectivity.

"My normal line speed is only 512Kbs and sometimes I struggle to achieve even this.

"My solution is to use an Internet Acceleration Appliance, the building and configuration of which is detailed at….


"Now, whilst that works very well, the server that it runs on needs an upgrade (I'm going to add some more memory and another couple of SCSI disks) and will then be used for a number crunching/data processing project that I am about to embark on.

"Now, I was resigned to losing the speed increase that the server gave me but today, over a cup of coffee in a little bar in the nearest village, I wondered to myself whether I could just install the functionality of the server onto my local PC."

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