proxy mirror/cache

Wade Shearer wadeshearer.lists at
Wed Jun 26 16:37:25 MDT 2013

The site isn't under my control and I won't have control over the individual clients. Basically, I'd like any client that joins the network (most are wireless) pull from the mirror. 

On 26 Jun 2013, at 16:27 , "S. Dale Morrey" <sdalemorrey at> wrote:

> Is the website under your control?  If not you could probably do ok
> sticking a mirror up and updating the hosts file to point to the mirror.
> If it is under your control you could probably set the cache flag and cache
> expiration to aggressive and never respectively.  This would help a lot
> since intermediary servers would tend to cache it closer to home.  Another
> option again if things are under your control is to use a CDN such as
> Cloudfront to get the content closer to the end user.
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 4:14 PM, Wade Shearer <wadeshearer.lists at>wrote:
>> I manage internet at a facility where internet speeds are insufficient.
>> Increasing the speeds is not an option. The primary issue is streaming
>> video. Most of the video is played from a single website. So, I'm looking
>> into the possibility of setting up some sort of proxy that mirrors the
>> content internally. I'd like it to be seamless so that when the files are
>> requested, the user is oblivious to the fact that they are getting a local,
>> cached version. The video changes infrequently so it could have a long
>> expiration date.
>> What would it take to make something like this work?
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