I Have a squid server (transparent) and I want to cahce youtube videos and windows updates. I know that someone has posted a similar question and I have looked at this post but I am configuring this with webmin and would like to know how to set it up so that I can add other dynamic content on other sites.


YouTube has recently added support for caching their videos. This is specific for YouTube (ie. Viddler probably doesn't work for example), but it should also work with Squid with no extra modification.

  • Not particularly noticed it working here - but will have a fiddle, see if we can make it play ball... – Tom Newton Aug 26 '09 at 10:32

It's not necessarily the ideal solution but I run ipCop and use the Advanced Proxy add-on to cache updates from an array of sources along with WSUS. It works brilliantly.

The disadvantage is the add-on only works with ipCop and Smoothwall, but I feel it is worth mentioning.


You will not be able to cache Windows Updates in that manner. For cacheing them, check Microsoft's WSUS.

  • windows updates is not so much an issue as we have a wsus server in production. – JohnyV Aug 27 '09 at 22:14
  • Is this question still correct? – Corey Sep 11 '11 at 1:45

I always thought This looked interesting for caching vids. Disclaimer: yet to try it.

  • I tried it it doesnt seem to cache though. I installed it on an ubuntu server by converting the rpm to deb with alien. – JohnyV Aug 28 '09 at 0:37
  • You sure it is interacting correctly with squid? – Tom Newton Aug 28 '09 at 8:08
  • I believe so...it might be how I have it configured. – JohnyV Aug 31 '09 at 1:03

Caching Windows Updates is definitely possible! (with tweaking)

I recently setup a Squid server on Ubuntu 10.04 with Webmin and was able to make it cache Windows updates. I used the Webmin docs to tweak the default settings.

I changed the max file size from 20MB to 5GB, and increased the total cache size from 100MB to 40GB.

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