Improve the performance of your network using Packt's new book on Squid

March 2011 | Beginner's Guides, Linux Servers, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Squid Proxy Server 3.1: Beginner's Guide, a new book that will help system administrators get the most out of their network connection by customizing Squid's access control lists. Written by Kulbir Saini, this book will make readers aware of the how to get the most out of Squid by customizing it for their network. They will also learn about the different configuration options available as well as the transparent and accelerated modes that enable readers to focus on particular areas of network.

Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network look-ups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic. Although primarily used for HTTP and FTP, Squid includes limited support for several other protocols including TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and HTTPS.

Squid Proxy Server 3.1: Beginner's Guide will help readers install and configure Squid so that it is optimized to enhance the performance of their network. This book will help readers discover which configuration option would best suit their network so as to ensure its efficient performance. Readers will also learn about Squid's Cache Manager web interface so that they can monitor their traffic in real time to prevent any problems before they happen.

With the help of straightforward examples in this book readers can have a proxy server that covers all areas of their network by the time they finish reading the book. Each chapter is dedicated to a different aspect of the Squid proxy server, so that the readers can get a thorough understanding of how everything works and how it is connected.

Linux or Unix system administrators who want to enhance the performance of their network or web developers who want to enhance the performance of their website will find this book to be an interesting and beneficial read. The book is out now and available from Packt. To read more about it, please visit: www.packtpub.com/squid-proxy-server-31-beginners-guide/book.

  Improve the performance of your network using the caching and access control capabilities of Squid

For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/squid-proxy-server-31-beginners-guide/book

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