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What is a proxy cache?
A Web proxy cache is a mechanism for speeding up accesses to frequently used pages on the web and for reducing web traffic. Web browsers contact their local proxy cache to request a Web page and the cache stores the retrieved page on its local disk. The next person to access the same page is served the local copy from the cache, at local network speeds. A web cache can substantially speed up your web surfing. blueyonder use a transparent web cache - ie you do not have to set it up, but this can still be slow at busy times. Hence the use of a 3rd party web cache may be advisable. these can be set up in the "Internet Options"
If you are on dialup you need to select the DUN connectoid (eg blueyonder) and click settings. There you will find proxy settings for a dialup connection.
If you are on a cable modem (HSI) you need to click on LAN settings at the bottom of the page to change the settings for the webcache/proxy server
Details of blueyonder's proxy server settings, can be found at:-
If you use a third party webcache such as pipex or bt you will not be able to see blueyonder's status page or 192.168.100.1 (if on HSI - the cable modem logs and status pages). You will need to disable the webcache in order to see these pages. To find instructions on disabling the proxy server, see the link above.
A Web Cache/Proxy program
You just run the program and change your settings in Control
Panel/Internet Options to the number it says - 127.0.0.1 port 8088
This has certainly speeded up my web surfing.
NOTE:- THESE SETTINGS ARE FOR MULTI PROXY *ONLY *BE SURE* TO CHANGE BACK TO YOUR ORIGINAL SETTINGS (or disable proxy) IF YOU ARE*NOT* USING MULTI PROXY
Links to other caches
can be found at
Blueyonder Proxy Info Page
Third party web caches/proxies
cache.btinternet.com port 3128 or 8080
webcache.dial.pipex.com port 3128
Last Amended : 2004-08-07 by elfin
Original Author : Angua
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