Setting up squid
I have been advised to set up a squid proxy to decrease my bandwidth usage through caching and compressing data transfered.
So I installed squid via apt-get and am now trying to properly set it up to work, not with much luck as it appear though. I went through the /etc/squid/squid.conf file and uncommented some basic settings, but I am still getting a "The requested URL could not be retrieved" error when trying to access http://localhost:3128/ to see if it is working.
I've also ran the squid -k reconfigure to apply config changes. In it's access and cache log I don't see anything that would positively confirm that it is chaching pages.
So I'm not sure what should I do. Are there any easy to follow tutorials on setting squid up on desktop GNU/Linux machines for purpose of decreasing bandwidth consumption? Most of all FAQs, HOWTO's and such that I've found are stuff oriented at full server and network setups (like ISPs) while I only need a simple caching proxy on the desktop.
Anyone knows anything about it?