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Squid is a full-featured web proxy cache server application which provides proxy and cache services for Hyper Text
Transport Protocol (HTTP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and other popular network protocols. Squid can implement
caching and proxying of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) requests and caching of Domain Name Server (DNS) lookups, and perform
transparent caching. Squid also supports a wide variety of caching protocols, such as Internet Cache Protocol (ICP),
the Hyper Text Caching Protocol (HTCP), the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP), and the Web Cache Coordination
Protocol (WCCP).

The Squid proxy cache server is an excellent solution to a variety of proxy and caching server needs, and scales from
the branch office to enterprise level networks while providing extensive, granular access control mechanisms, and
monitoring of critical parameters via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). When selecting a computer system
for use as a dedicated Squid caching proxy server for many users ensure it is configured with a large amount of physical

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