How do i know WanProxy is working?

Tiernan O'Toole tiernan at
Wed Oct 24 23:49:25 PDT 2012

Hi Juli. 

Thanks for the reply. I tried the downloading the same file twice option in two different browsers, and I seem to be getting some speed increese... It may be my vm that's slowing things down, so I need to do some more tests. 

My environment is a vm on my laptop, running wanproxy, connecting to a vm in house over ssh. The wanproxy in house is forwarding to a squid proxy which is on a faster connection. Is there any tips or tricks to get squid and wanproxy working better? I just have the default settings from the example page in my config, just pointing at different ips and ports...



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On 24 Oct 2012, at 17:15, "Juli Mallett" <juli at> wrote:

> Tieman,
> There is not at present, unfortunately, although it would not be hard
> to add.  One thing you can do to test operation is to deliberately do
> something like downloading the same file twice, or transferring data
> with all-zero contents.  Depending on your configuration and your
> operating system, you may be able to get your OS to tell you how much
> is traffic is coming to WANProxy and how much is exiting it, for
> example if inbound and outbound traffic are on different network
> interfaces, then you might be able to use netstat to watch how much
> traffic is coming and going on each one.  You may also be able to use
> ntop to track individual connections, but obviously it's tricky to
> correlate one with another if you are testing with multiple
> connections.
> It should not be hard to quickly add some basic statistics reporting
> if that is what you need, either on a global or per-connection basis.
> Let me know if that's a priority for you, or if you're able to find
> some other mechanism, and I'll see if I can put something together.
> Thanks,
> Juli.
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Tiernan O'Toole
> <tiernan at> wrote:
>> Morning all.
>> Just managed to get wanproxy installed and configured, but how do I know its
>> "working"? Is there any stats page showing how much has been saved, or logs
>> showing how much traffic is being compressed?
>> Thanks.
>> Sent from my HTC
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