squid-2.5.STABLE3: description + notes

Squid is a high-performance proxy caching server for web clients, supporting FTP, gopher, and HTTP data objects. Unlike traditional caching software, Squid handles all requests in a single, non-blocking, I/O-driven process.

Squid keeps meta data and especially hot objects cached in RAM, caches DNS lookups, supports non-blocking DNS lookups, and implements negative caching of failed requests.

Squid supports SSL, extensive access controls, and full request logging. By using the lightweight Internet Cache Protocol, Squid caches can be arranged in a hierarchy or mesh for additional bandwidth savings.

Squid consists of a main server program squid, a Domain Name System lookup program dnsserver, some optional programs for rewriting requests and performing authentication, and some management and client tools. When squid starts up, it spawns a configurable number of dnsserver processes, each of which can perform a single, blocking Domain Name System (DNS) lookup. This reduces the amount of time the cache waits for DNS lookups.

This package was configured with the following options:

Also note that the optional cyrus-sasl auth helper was converted to build with fw_cyrus-sasl2. Cyrus-SASLv2 is not compatible with Cyrus-SASLv1. Be sure to read the fw_cyrus-sasl2 relnotes for upgrade instructions.

The Squid home page has more information, including a FAQ, configuration guides, and white papers.

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