[squid-users] Linux+Squid+Draytek+Lacking Network Skills = Frustration

From: jondavidf <jon.frerichs_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 07:20:25 -0700 (PDT)

I need some help if at all possible. This may be a re-post for some.

This is what I'm trying to accomplish:

     Trying to get fast Internet to 50 Soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

I am completely new to linux and squid and am trying to get a proxy server
set up.

This is what I'm working with so far:

    * A Gateway desktop w/2 LAN cards that I plan on installing Linux on.
This desktop also has 4TB of movies and TV shows attached via eSata external

    * A Draytek router with 2 WAN (100mb) ports and 4 LAN (100mb) ports

    * 2 - 24 port (Gigabit) switches
    * and 2 satellite Internet systems complete with modems

The router I have combines the signals from both satellites and distributes
it. It also seems to do a good job at managing the bandwidth and set up
QOS. I'm pretty happy with the job the router is doing.

The desktop, which will be used as the server, is now pretty much just a
Network Storage Device.

I think what I'd like to do is keep the server in parallel (attached to one
of the switches) with all the client computers so that the router can
continue to do the bandwidth management. I'd like the client computers to
request an Internet page, have the server check if it has a local copy, and
if it does send it back to the client computer. If it doesn't the server
would forward the request to the router and on to the Internet to retrieve
the page.

Does anyone know if the setup in the above paragraph is even possible? If
it isn't what would you suggest?

Thanks for the help

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