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Is it possible to use Squid to cache all streaming video coming from the Net.

This is for an Internet Cafe and I'm trying to reduce the usage there without having to block the offending port.  It looks like its probably Macromedia stuff that's being downloaded and viwed.

If it is how.  I'm running Red Hat 9 with Squid 2.6.
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>Is it possible to use Squid to cache all streaming video coming from the Net.

No - if it is genuinely streaming video. If however, it is say an mpeg video file, then squid will cache that type of content.

Have a look through the logs:

/var/log/squid/*    (or similar)

to get a better idea of what is happening.

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Yeah, I was pretty certain of that from Internet searches. But I sorta needed an EE confirmation to put my mind at rest.  Or not.

Nothing recognisable in the logs, been through that.

So someone either stumps up for more bandwidth or the port or sites get blocked.  But that's not my problem.
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