I have configured squid for anonymous search and cache proxy. Initially it was working well, after two weeks it becomes slow(loading web page become slow) then again I had to looked into squid. I saw there was updated standard version of squid then I did update squid from 3.1.19 to 3.2.4. Now squid is running all the traffic from our network going through squid proxy server only.
I have Squid Cache: Version 2.6 stable 21 configured and installed as rpm package. Now we have decided to migrate to squid new version. I have downloaded, compiled(.tar.gz) and installed Squid Cache: Version 3.4.2 for test purpose.
Could anyone please let me know what are the advantages of compiling and installing(.tar.gz) over rpm installation. Also the features of squid 3.4.2 over 2.6.21.
I recently purchased a VPS and am wanting to use it as a VPN server. However, it has bandwidth limitations. So, I figured since I already have a local Squid proxy caching things for me, I could have users connect to the proxy and the proxy connect to the VPN.