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    RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    Hello, Our RM SmartCache 2 box has died, and is out of its service agreement. So we would like to setup our own version of one (WebCache/Proxy). Does anybody have any ideas of what the best (Hopefully FREE) alternative is.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    Squid on a linux box.

    Free, robust and very configurable. Great way to cut your teeth on Linux!

    If you are new to linux, something like Fedora Core 6 or ubuntu is a good place to start.

    Also check out Squid Cache for information.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    Hi,

    ok cool so squid will replace both features of the rm smartcache 2.

    Is there any help i can get with setting up squid as i have tried playing around with squid befor but couldnt get it to go through our ISP's Proxy and so had no connection to the net.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    Well squid will enable you to run a proxy server to replace your dead RM box however do you also want to repcache websites from a web interface?

    Ben

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    You might want to consider something like Smoothwall or IP-COP, those are dedicated Linux installers with Squid preconfigured along with a friendly HTML interface. There are a lot of add-ons available for both too.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    We run ipcop one of latest versions and it is very good at what it does. having said that thinking of running latest version of dans guardian on linux box which has a few more functions. Anyone out there use dans guardian on ubuntu and had any problems?

    kasonne: if you decide to go with ipcop we can send you the text files for the filtering of different catogories, just PM me ok.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    @bossman: You can get get Dansguardian addons for IPCop... check out http://ipcop.org/modules.php?op=modl...1c14b764105455 for more details.

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    @Ric_: That was our next port-of-call after evaluating Endian firewall. If you don't roll-your-own, it seems you can have some good features of one implementation but without others, and vice versa if you use another implementation. For example, the Copplus+ (Dansguardian on IPCop IIRC) is incompatible with Advproxy/URLFilter. It's striking the right balance that can be the hard part I think :P

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    Re: RM SmartCache 2 alternative

    Thanks for the Help we have gone with Smoothwall with a url filter Add-on. Works better than the SmartCache!

    Thanks Again

    Matthew

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