proxy mirror/cache

Steve Alligood steve at
Wed Jun 26 16:30:15 MDT 2013

squid is relatively simple to setup as a transparent cache.  The issues will be to get the traffic to it, either by having the squid box as a transparent firewall/proxy/etc inline to your internet connection, or some form of WCCP, or even have your linux router mark and redirect the packets.


one guy's idea for the main linux router redirecting packets:

On Jun 26, 2013, at 4:14 PM, Wade Shearer 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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