Re: Transparent caching

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 08:23:35 +0200 (GMT)


> Does anyone know transparent-cache implementations in software, or is
> anyone working on something like that? (Other than the Interceptor).
> 75% of our network-traffic goes to personal users who dialin with PPP, of
> which probably 90% is either ftp or http. Setting up a transparent cache
> can save us thousands of dollars every month (at $0.30 USD for every
> megabyte).

I found someone that is doing this - they are using a linux box as their
default route with transparent proxies turned on in the kernel, probably
running squid on port 80 which they have then hacked to tell which IP it
is supposed to connect to based on the address that it accepts the socket

No we are not doing it - we have already split into to cache servers,
and we certainly don't want to try and load balance between 2 routers that
are both running as caches and trying to route our traffic (in the
multi-megabits per second range - multiple T1's)

If you want the guys email address, mail me... As far as I am aware he is
using the cache for their dialin section only, which you might get to work.

Received on Wed Dec 18 1996 - 22:29:26 MST

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