As data is typically more expensive and with smaller caps, I am thinking it would be sensible to install a caching proxy into my home network as a means of reducing download data, especially considering the various updates consumed by 3 or 4 pc's.
We no longer have any kids at home, so parental control is not a requirement, just the data caching.
What recomendations/opinions/suggestions are out there for what I have in mind? Minimum machine specs, software, etc. Pros and cons for transparent proxy?
I have one machine that is always on. I use it for network storage, print server, also web and ftp serving. Would I be able to run a proxy server on this machine as well?
All comments and suggestions welcome.