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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Just use Apache with Squid (or another balanceable proxy). mod_proxy's ProxyRemote directive lets you pick another proxy to use, and Squid can be load balanced quite well.
    • Can Squid store the files on disk in a structure that mirrors the master servers? Part of what I am looking for is a way to preload the cache with files from the CD or DVD. I also want to be able to sync parts of the mirror with rsync or wget.
      • Why would you worry about the storage structure? As long as everything appears to be the same through http, does the physical layout on disk matter?

        No, Squid won't use a similar structure, but you can preload anyway, by just requesting the relevant URIs.

        If you're not loading from a normal internet site, though, you may have to set up a tiny http server for this purpose yourself. Or perhaps another proxy :)
        • Not really. Squid’s directory structure doesn’t look like what it has cached, but it’s pretty easy to hack some Perl to bulk-feed a directory structure plus given base URI into the Squid cache dirs.