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Web proxy cache

Squid is a high performance Web proxy cache that can be arranged hierarchically for an improvement in response times and a reduction in bandwith usage. Squid runs on all popular Unix platforms.


User FAQ available in HTML format from; User guide available at Administrator's configuration manual available in HTML format from; Administrator's configuration manual available in PDF format from

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey3 October 2001

Leaders and contributors

Duane Wessels Maintainer
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Resources and communication

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Help E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite OpenSSL
Required to build Perl
Weak prerequisite nettle
Weak prerequisite libxml
Weak prerequisite GnuTLS

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 29 July 2015.


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