Speed up dialin connection via proxy?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Fri Jan 14 20:28:44 PST 2005

Timothy Luoma wrote:
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> I am wondering if I setup a proxy on the FreeBSD machine, if it would 
> speed downloads up any.  If so, what would be a good proxy to use?
> Anything else I could do to speed things up?

Squid is a good proxy, and it can be smarter about caching and using 
If-Modified-Since refresh queries to check data, but it is not going to give a 
magical improvement over a browser's cache.

It might also help somewhat to run a caching-only nameserver on your host and 
forward all queries to your ISP's nameservers.

Disable image autoload in your browser, and/or block .swf.


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