Improving internet performance via file cacheing

  • Hi ,

    Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
    I searched and looked around but cant seem to find a definitave answer.

    Am I correct in saying that pfSense does not have a feature for file cacheing and that one would still need a Squid or the likes to achieve improved internet performance?


  • You are right - the base system does not have a proxy server/caching utility. You need to install a package, e.g. Squid. Of course, in modern times with lots of servers building custom pages for people on-the-fly and users browsing all over the place, there may be not that much stuff that is referred to multiple times. Thus not that much to effectively cache - depending on your users, caching mileage will vary.