caching windows update with squid

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Hi, what to add to squid.conf to let squid cache windows update?
My OS is Fedora 9 with squid 3.0stable2

Question by:adaheem
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    Accepted Solution

    I never done this

    but this should help you
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    Assisted Solution

    Another approach is to download windowsupdatecache.tar.gz from and following instructions in the readme.
    You will need to configure the redirector for squid so that it only gets called for appropriate sites. sample config file entries for squid.conf

    redirect_program /etc/squid/redir/
    acl sites4redir url_regex "/etc/squid/sites4redir"
    redirector_access allow sites4redir

    /etc/squid/sites4redir contains:

    this ensures we only redirect for the sites that have the downloads (i.e. don't try to cache, it will break windows update).
    Be sure you set permissions as suggested when setting up the apache server.

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