Seeking traffic shaping/transparent proxy solution
carl at youngbloods.org
Fri Feb 22 08:48:15 MST 2008
So, this raises another question I have: The APs I have have two
compact flash slots in them with full microdrive support. However,
flash memory is getting so high-capacity these days (and cheap) that I
can buy a 32GB CF card for $140 from newegg. In fact, I can't find
any microdrive options at newegg anymore. Question is, will
solid-state CF be safe for a content caching solution? I intend to
use the space on these cards for caching static content. But I have
heard that CF fails after frequent writes.
Also, what capacity do you think I would need for a good caching
system? 8GB, 16GB, 32GB?
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Carl Youngblood <carl at youngbloods.org> wrote:
> That is great! That means I can make one of the APs authoritative and
> point the others to it.
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at zmonkey.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 16:12 -0700, Carl Youngblood wrote:
> > > Actually, the APs I'm planning on using already use that OS. I guess
> > > you're saying they will already have the things I need then. Here's
> > > the problem though. Since I'm using multiple APs, each of them will
> > > have to download the content at least once before they cache it, hence
> > > my desire to place a router further upstream that could handle all of
> > > this once.
> > There's a setting for a Parent Proxy which the Mikrotik can use for any
> > cache misses. We've got a few set up in a hierarchy and it works fine.
> > I'm sure the parent could be Squid or something else, but all of ours
> > are Mikrotik.
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