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Thread: Suggestions for an Internet Cacheing tool?




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    Recently I turned to full time dial-up. Till now I was on LAN and our server used to cache various websites for faster access (don't ask me how). Now I actually miss that feature.
    I have been searching for any app that could do something like this for me. There are hundreds of them out there, that claim of giving me a 300-500% increase in browsing speed. I tried one of them "webroot accelerate" and it actually reduced my speed to half : omg:
    I had to do a system restore and here I am asking for help. What I specifically want is a software that can cache images/server addresses or stuff like that and feed the session whenever required. For Example: If I come to TT, it should be able to produce the images that are always the same, without downloading them again. I have tried the cache feature of browsers (currently use IE, Opera and Firebird) but that doesn't help much.
    Is it possible or am I just wasting my time.
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    Thats odd, Firebird caches images on TT for me and never reloads them, unless I refresh

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    If you have a decent spec old comp you could set it up as a caching server using squid. just load up using your fav linux distro, and install squid. Or you could use a server distro like clarkconnect that has squid as a module and thus near no setup involved.

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    thanx for the replies guys
    Andy : I am sorry. I should have mentioned that I need a solution for Windows XP Pro. I am in a really sorry situation where my constant struggle with my winmodem has not resulted into anything fruitful and thus I am not able to use Linux for quite sometime now.
    You have any suggestions for Windows?
    amd_man2003 : I don't have anything to say about that pal.
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    I hear what your saying about wanting it to be for WinXP, but the comp doesn't need to be the actual gateway, it can just be running on the network as per my little network diagram.

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    but i have a stand alone PC. will it work then? :confused:
    i USED to be on a LAN but not so now and this is why i need the tool to be running on just my PC i.e. Win XP which currently is not part of any network.
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    oh sorry, i didn't read your first post properly, i missed the "Till now I was on LAN" bit.

    Thats me out of ideas. I'll keep a look out for anyhting that may help you out

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    Just had a brain wave and remembered that analogX has a whole lot of useful and FREE tools, and guess what? they have one that does exactly what you want (from my understanding anyway)
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/fc.htm

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    hey thanx dude. that seems to be a nice app. i'll give it a try.
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    Cool, let us know how it goes :thumb:

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