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Is Squid really speed up internet

Is Squid really speed up internet speed?
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squid is a proxy, and my guess is that it's not going to help you, unless you 're having fun by clicking reload on the same page over and over.. Pfsense is a bsd based firewall appliance and has nothing to do with squid, although it may be using it for proxy services. ..
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Squid is much suited for a LAN system where 40-50 users are connected to a central system and downloading almost some identical stuff like the same Music, Video etc. ..
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Squid won't cache music of video content. It will simply cache the Facebook logo and peoples photos (essentially 'static' content of websites). That said, my traffic graphs show less on the Internet side than the internal side, so Squid certainly helps on bandwidth utilisation. ..
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Yes, lots of people who use pfsense also use squid, it's popular and one of the things they can load and implement easily from their menus. I wasn't implying that pfsense had anything to do with squid, just that many pfsense users are also knowledgeable about squid and might be able to help.

There is speed and there is speed. If you have lots of users hitting the same sites might it not lower use of your network and cause your network users to have greater speed accessing things in general and the heavily hit websites in specific? It's advertised to improve response time. ..
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By using squid you are sharing a common internet line with your network users.......how can you say that it improves the speed? I don't see any specific logic in that......there are several Proxy server available for free on the internet.....try configuring them in your browser and use them.....check their response time. ..
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