Guide me. please

  • hi! I'm new in pfSense.. I've read and heard a lot about how good this product is.. so I'm trying it now…

    I want my pfSense to be a cache server (we use untangle as router/firewall).. yes for now, I just want it to be a cache server...

    1. What should I install?  SQUID? or LUSCA cache? 
      -squid is in package list already
      -to have lusca cache I need to execute command.. and I read that its not recommended... "broken package" "security risk"

    2. if LUSCA cache is better than SQUID, or both should be installed for better output, where and how can I install Lusca Cache? please guide me… I already google it, but like I said they dont recommend it (so I ask here) and it doesnt work and give me this

    """"Warning: dir(/usr/pbi/squid-amd64/etc/squid/errors/): failed to open dir: No such file or directory in /etc/inc/ on line 417 Fatal error: Call to a member function read() on a non-object in /etc/inc/ on line 418"""""

    3. How will I know if its working? if its caching? where should I check it?

    4. Do i need to configure the proxy settings in my browser for it to work?

    5. I have Pentium4 box and a DualCore, I can put 2 NIC IntelPro 100/100 in both… is there significant difference in my pfsense performance if Ill use a higher processor? should the net speed will be faster if I use i3 rather than pentium4?

    Thats all for now. Thank you

  • 3. How will I know if its working? if its caching? where should I check it?

    I try the

    tail -f /var/squid/logs/access.log

    the result is.. I just see TCP_MISS/200 (means its not doing the job? caching)

    then I check

    cat /var/squid/logs/access.log | grep TCP_HIT

    the result is… I got some TCP_HIT/200

    cache log =

    0 object expired
    took 0.3 sec (1167.5 objcts/sec)

    -validated 335 entries
    released 0 objects

    is my pfSense CACHING??

    I build this pfSense box for this purpose.. I want to make sure/confirm if its working..

  • anyone ??  :(  :(  :(

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