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Webcache

Wanos Webcache is a feature available in Wanos. The steps are outlined below.

Note

  • We welcome any feedback / requests for this feature.
  • This feature is Disabled by default.
  • It should only be enabled on the branch office units.
  • The Webcache is transparent and no browser settings are required.
  • HTTP port 80 traffic from the LAN will be transparently redirected to the webcache.

Enable Web Cache

In Wanos Web UI, navigate to Configure > System Settings > Optimization Settings (tab)

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To verify the access log type, establish SSH connection to Wanos and run the following command: sudo tail -f /wanos/webcache/var/logs/access.log

Webcache allows the admin to perform fine-grained tuning. Refer to the features listed and their usage.

 

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HTTPS Caching

Webcache features the capability to cache HTTPS applications. Add the HTTPS Server IP to the SSL Server list under the Webcache settings.

Navigate to Configure > Webcache Settings.

  • Type the HTTPS Server IP or subnet under SSL Servers box and Save the setting.

Note: To add more entries, press enter to create a new line then add another server IP address.

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  • Step 2 navigate to Configure > System Settings > Optimization Settings > Webcache, change value from Enabled to Disabled then Save the setting. After saving the setting, change the option from Disabled to Enabled then Save.

Block HTTP sites on URL

Webcache features the capability to block http sites. Wanos website (wanos.co) is used as an example.

To get started, log into the Web UI and navigate to Configure > Webcache Settings.

  • Type wanos.co under Blacklist URLs box and Save the setting.

Note: To add more entries, press enter to create a new line then add another http site.

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  • Step 2 navigate to Configure > System Settings > Optimization Settings > Webcache, change value from Enabled to Disabled then Save the setting. After saving the setting, change the option from Disabled to Enabled then Save.

 

Block on IP address

Webcache features the capability to block specific IP addresses. This applies to private and public IP addresses. The IP address used by Wanos (50.63.89.1) is used as an example.

To get started, log into the Web UI and navigate to Configure > Webcache Settings.

  • Type 50.63.89.1 under Blacklisted IPs box and Save the setting.

Note: To add more entries, press enter to create a new line then add another http site. Repeat as needed.

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  • Step 2 navigate to Configure > System Settings > Optimization Settings > Webcache, change value from Enabled to Disabled then Save the setting. After saving the setting, change the option from Disabled to Enabled then Save.

 

Wanos Web Cache Video




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