The Squid caching web proxy

Chris Wichura

Tuesday, March 23 1999 at 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room SRC-1024


As more information is published on the web, and the number of viewers also increases, the bandwidth placed on network links has grown significantly. Implementing a caching web proxy helps reduce network traffic, improve object retrieval response times, and allows one to implement policy.

This presentation outlines what a caching web proxy is and why you should consider using one. Specific details for building, installing, and configuring version 2 of the Squid caching web proxy are given. For content publishers, tips on how to maximize the cacheability of your site will also be presented.

Speaker Bio

Chris started with computers 18 years ago, when he first taught himself to program BASIC and 6502 assembly on a Commodore 64. While a proficient programmer in several languages, including C, Delphi, and Java, Chris recently started as the network engineer for Trading Technologies. He has most recently decided to specialize in systems administration, and has over 6 years experience in systems, network, and database administration. Chris has implemented network services on Cisco, SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and Linux for sites of varying degrees of size.

Getting to the meeting

The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at the College of DuPage. The address of the meeting facility is:

        College of DuPage
        Building SRC, Rm 1024
        22nd and Lambert
        Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56). Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to first right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and walk to SRC building. Room 1024 is on the first floor of the SRC building, near the entrance.

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