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I've got squid-deb-proxy, avahi-tools, and squid-deb-proxy-client installed on a gateway VM running 12.04 Server, and squid-deb-proxy-client installed on two client VMs running Lubuntu and Xubuntu 12.04.

The service appears to be up and running according to htop, and I can see considerable activity when the clients update/upgrade, and I see activity in the log files... but I'm not seeing any cache being stored in /var/spool/squid3 - or anywhere else.

What should I be looking for to tell if its really working?

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The logs on the server will show you if it's working, see here:

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I've updated that answer with the file system location of the files. –  Jorge Castro May 14 '12 at 20:28
    
Please take a look at the sudo start squid-deb-proxy-avahi line in that other thread... it does not appear to work in 12.04 LTS. –  memilanuk May 14 '12 at 20:47

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