Seeking traffic shaping/transparent proxy solution

Carl Youngblood carl at
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> 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> 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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