Squid Manager – web proxy cache manager for Mac OS X

Sep 13, 2009 - 4 Comments

squidicon Squid is a web caching proxy that is wildly useful for those of us on slower internet connections or anyone that has reduced bandwidth availability, it reduces bandwidth by caching and reusing frequently accessed web pages and works with http and https. Squid has been particularly useful to me on business visits to places where broadband is a distant concept rather than the norm, it really makes the web usable in challengingly slow internet environments. Squid Manager is a nifty manager to use the Squid web caching proxy on your Mac, so if you’re in the market to use Squid on your Mac, be sure to check out Squid Manager.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Mac OS X, OS X Apps, Utilities

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  1. anonymous coward says:

    the way you present it, you sound like it is better than what any modern browser offers, i.e. caching.

    Unless you plan to make the computer running squid an “internet service provider” in your LANs, i honestly dont see the point in installing one more service at your mac.

    //2 cents

  2. Annie Rice says:

    i don’t understand this is a proxy for mac, or a mac proxy, then why does it not change your internet address? i agree with coward this squid sucks!

  3. Maynard Handley says:

    Both the previous commenters miss the point.
    Consider, for example, a household with multiple computers — and iPhones and iPads are computers.
    When different computers access the same web resources, they hit the squid server and all (apart from the first) load those resources a lot faster and without consuming external bandwidth.
    I have all the computers in my household configured to go through a single squid proxy and the increase is speed and reduction in bandwidth is noticeable. One particularly obvious place this shows up is in OS X system updates. The first 200MB update will take a few minutes, but the update on every other machine will download in a few seconds — because its is being pulled in from the squid cache.

  4. Marty says:

    It’s not work.i use OS version 10.5.8….there’s an error pop up message says’ Apple Script Error -2706′ what happened?

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