squid and zeroshell bridge

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    I have a zeroshell installation in bridge mode, because in my scenario I don’t have permissions to modify the client’s ip. The interface ETH0 is connected to WAN interface of router, and the ETH1 is connected to the main Switch of the network.

    I want to install a squid cache in the network, so, after install squid component, in the menu HTTP proxy of Zeroshell, I setup a capture rule in the ETH1 interface.

    If I go to /opt/squid/var/cache I see how the cache is growing, however I don’t know if my installation is working properly, because from the clients not see much difference in speed. I am doing something wrong?



    I just got squid working as I wanted it, I spent the last few hours trying to work out why squid would only cache objects smaller than 4MB even though I modified the file /opt/squid/etc/squid.conf and added the line maximum_object_size 512 MB

    I would restart the proxy service, even restarted zeroshell
    /etc/init.d/proxy stop
    /etc/init.d/proxy start

    But it still wouldn’t cache anything larger than 4MB

    I found a post on a forum mentioning the order on the entries matters, you need to have the cache_dir line below the rest of the entries.
    The conf file that is working for me list the entries in this order

    Modify the entries to suit, for me I prefer to cache the larger files (windows updates etc) rather than the smaller files.

    cache_mem 1024 MB
    maximum_object_size_in_memory 500 KB
    maximum_object_size 512 MB
    minimum_object_size 100 KB
    cache_swap_low 90
    cache_swap_high 95
    cache_dir ufs /opt/squid/var/cache/squid 100000 16 256

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