HTTP Accelarator

From: Fernando Ibanez (
Date: Wed Apr 16 2003 - 15:53:01 CEST

Hello all,

One could use Squid (Web Cache Server) to cache your webpages
in http-accelator mode, caching outgoing web request.
If you bind it to port 80 and have apache on port 81,
or in this list's case having squid and pen bound.

Using pen on port 81, and Squid on port 80 squid will cache
the results from your webservers, saving:

* bandwidth - less hops and traffic
* CPU load on databases on dynamic websites

You can read about Squid as an accelator:

My questions are:
What dangers do you see in a configuration like this?
Who has used a caching mechanism with pen?


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