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Re: [SLUG] Traffic control
- To: Jake Anderson <yahoo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Traffic control
- From: Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:58:24 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Donovan <jimd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)
Interesting. Reading http://wiki.squid-cache.org/ConfigExamples/DynamicContent/YouTube
confirms what you write below.
I was going from memory of when I used it a few years ago.
I set it up mainly to get Dansguardian restrictions, but it felt
much faster (subjectively of course)
Perhaps youtube was less dynamic or I was just lucky.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 09:19:05PM +1100, Jake Anderson wrote:
> keep in mind that without mucking with it / addons squid wont proxy
> youtube (style) videos.
> On 02/27/2012 11:56 AM, Matthew Hannigan wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 02:29:48PM +1100, Jim Donovan wrote:
>>> Recently my ISP discontinued the ADSL plan I was on and put me on another plan with three times the bandwidth. This is fine however one of the kids likes watching YouTube and can now chew up a month's data in a few days.
>> [ .. ]
>> I suggest using a caching proxy like squid. They're very effective because kids tend to watch
>> the same vids over and over again.
>> You can set all sorts of limits within squid, too like time of day restrictions.