How to create a cache server to caching downloaded files (wi

Mar 27, 2013 6:45PM PDT

Hello to all friends.
How can I install cache server for caching downloaded files ?

I try use Squid for it.
but it's not working properly.
Squid can caching downloaded files when download the file without Download Managers.(Like IDM)

When I use a Download Manager , Squid can't cache the downloaded file. ( Max connections number in IDM = 16)

Please help me , How can I cache downloaded file , when download file with IDM and multi connection mode (max connections number = 16 or Cool


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Re: Squid
Mar 27, 2013 6:52PM PDT

If no program does what you want, you need to write your own program. The nice thing with open source programs like squid: you can change it to your needs so you've got a good starting point.


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What a brew you have there.
Mar 28, 2013 2:03AM PDT

Since it appears that SQUID works when you don't use the IDM, you have solved this one!

Now, that it's solved, why not go use it?

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Mar 28, 2013 3:03AM PDT

I am forced to use only the IDM (with 16 connection number).

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Mar 28, 2013 8:06AM PDT

I don't know IDM, but doesn't it have a setting somewhere to specify the number of connections to use? Then if you set that to 1, does it work?

Unclear why you are forced to use 16 and to use your own cache.


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Mar 28, 2013 8:12AM PDT

Sorry but here at the office no one forces use of IDM. The stock browsers work fine without it.

Maybe there is more to this story but so far it's unconvincing.

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Mar 28, 2013 10:35PM PDT

Thanks again.

My download speed is 500 KB/s (When I'm downloading files without Internet Download Manager).
If I use the IDM (Or any other Internet Download Manager) and set the connections number to 16 , increase my download speed to 800 KB/s.

I want to downloading files with 800 KB/s speed.

If I set the connections number to 1 , Squid or Polipo cache is working properly , but my download speed decrease to 500 KB/s.
And if I set the connections number to 16 or any number that's greater than 1 , cache not working properly.

My cache server only use with Internet Download Manager and it's not set in the web browsers.

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So you'e to choose:
Mar 28, 2013 10:48PM PDT

1. 500 KB/s, cache in your proxy
2. 800 KB/s, no cache in your proxy

Since you generally access the file you downloaded on the PC you downloaded it on, I don't see the need to have a copy at the proxy also. That only serves to speed up future download access, which you won't use. So my choice would be #2.

By the way, don't you think there's a difference between "I want" and "I'm forced to"? It seems clear that nobody at all forces you, you only force yourself to want something impossible.


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I have 10 clients.
Mar 28, 2013 11:06PM PDT
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Who cares?
Mar 28, 2013 11:20PM PDT

You sell your clients 500 KB/s. Then they can't complain if it isn't 800 KB/s.

And with zillions of different files to load, how big is the chance that one of them will be downloading the same file as somebody else did in a few days?


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No !
Mar 28, 2013 11:52PM PDT

My clients usually use one site for downloading movie and one site for downloading software and ...

In one week , many of downloaded files are duplicate ( with similar download's links).

No !
I'm really forced to provide 800 KB/s for my clients Plain

Why Squid or Polipo or any other cache server can not caching files when downloading with multi connections ?


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Now we're back to Kees open source comment.
Mar 29, 2013 1:22AM PDT

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