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Practical Plone 3: A Beginner's Guide to Building Powerful Websites by Clayton Parker, Alex Clark

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Installing a caching proxy without buildout

If you're not using a buildout-based installation, then you need to download and build Squid/Varnish from source (or use one of the binary distributions), and then generate the necessary configuration files from the templates provided by CacheFu.

Traditional Squid build

Squid can be found at http://squid-cache.org. Binary distributions are available for FreeBSD, NetBSD, Debian, Fedora, and Windows. Many operating systems also include Squid in their ports/packages system, but for this example we'll walk through a standard source code installation.

First, download and unpack the latest stable Squid-2.7 release; then do the usual configure/make dance to compile from source, as follows:

% cd squid-2.7.STABLE2 ...

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