Squid proxy installation in windows server

Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. Squid has variety of uses and advantages such as speeding up web browsing for end user, reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. It also can work as web filtering and can control the browsing traffic.

Squid is based on the Harvest Cache Daemon developed in the early 1990’s. It was one of two forks from the codebase after the Harvest project ran to completion. Continue reading…

Deploying Openstack using Packstack

OpenStack is a set of software tools for building and managing cloud computing platforms for public and private clouds. Mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Deploy virtual machines and other instances that handle different tasks for managing a cloud environment on the fly. It makes horizontal scaling easy, which means that tasks that benefit from running concurrently can easily serve more or fewer users on the fly by just spinning up more instances. So we can say OpenStack is the future of cloud computing.

OpenStack began in 2010 as a joint project of Rackspace Hosting and NASA. As of 2016, it is managed by the OpenStack Foundation, a non-profit corporate entity established in September 2012. Backed by some of the biggest companies in software development and hosting like Intel, Redhat, Cisco, Ubuntu etc, as well as thousands of individual community members.

        Packstack is a utility that uses Puppet modules to deploy various parts of OpenStack on multiple pre-installed servers over SSH automatically. Currently only Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Centos are supported. Continue reading…

These Data Center Providers Use Most Renewable Energy

Did you know? Digital Realty Trust uses more renewable energy than any other data center provider, followed by Equinix, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s new data.

Companies that use providers like Digital and Equinix are increasingly interested in data center services powered by renewable energy, partly because of their own corporate sustainability programs and partly because energy generated by sources like wind and solar has gotten a lot cheaper in recent years. In response, the providers have been sourcing more renewables to address the demand.

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Are Your Private Messages Safe Online?

So do you think that your messages are safe? Maybe Almost but we have reports that Amnesty International has singled out Snapchat and Skype among other companies for failing to adopt basic privacy protection in its Message Privacy Ranking, released this weekThe ranking pits 11 popular messaging services against each other, with Facebook coming out the big winner.

Can you believe it?Companies were ranked based on their recognition of online threats to human rights, default deployment of end-to-end encryption, user disclosure, government disclosure, and publishing of the technical details of their encryption.

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