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squid - proxy caching server
is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients,
supporting FTP, gopher, ICAP, ICP, HTCP and HTTP data objects.
Unlike traditional caching software,
handles all requests in a single, non-blocking process.
keeps meta data and especially hot objects cached in RAM,
caches DNS lookups, supports non-blocking DNS lookups, and implements
negative caching of failed requests.
supports SSL, extensive access controls, and full request logging.
By using the lightweight Internet Cache Protocols ICP, HTCP or CARP,
caches can be arranged in a hierarchy or mesh for additional
consists of a main server program squid, some optional programs for
custom processing and authentication, and some management and client
tools. When squid starts up, it spawns a configurable number of
helper processes, each of which can perform parallel lookups.
This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for results.
Specify HTTP port number where Squid should listen for requests, in addition
to any http_port specifications in squid.conf.
Write debugging to stderr also.
Use the given config-file instead of
If the file name starts with a ! or | then it is assumed to be an external
command or command line. Can for example be used to pre-process the
configuration before it is being read by Squid. To facilitate this Squid
also understands the common #line notion to indicate the real source file.
Reference copy of the configuration file. Always kept up to date with
the version of Squid you are using. Use this to read the documentation
for configuration options available in your build of Squid. The online
configuration manual is also available for a full reference of options.
The main configuration file for the web cachemgr.cgi tools.
The main configuration file for the Sample MSNT authenticator.
CSS Stylesheet to control the display of generated error pages.
Use this to set any company branding you need, it will apply to every
Language Squid provides error pages for.