SquidMan is a Mac OS X graphical installer and manager for the Squid proxy cache. It is designed to operate as a "personal" proxy server. When you run Squid on a MacOS X computer, it can:
- cache downloaded content, reducing network traffic and improving browsing performance on slow links
- act as a proxy server for other computers on your subnet
- restore the operation of many MacOS X system services that normally fail through authenticated proxy servers, such as Software Update
SquidMan requires MacOS X 10.2 or higher.