Update Accelerator - Frequently Asked Questions
 
   

Overview

1 - What are the software requirements to run the Update Accelerator add-on?

2 - What are the hardware requirements to run the Update Accelerator add-on?

3 - How do I install the Update Accelerator add-on?

4 - Which download sources are currently supported?

5 - How does this add-on affect the system security?

6 - What is the main target audience for the Update Accelerator?

7 - Is the Update Accelerator add-on free?

8 - Where can I get technical support for the Update Accelerator add-on?

9 - Which languages are supported by Update Accelerator?

10 - Why does the Update Accelerator stop working or the menu disappear after the installation of a fix/update?

11 - Will the Update Accelerator cache Firefox updates?

12 - Are there any plans for a SmoothWall version?

13 - What are the future plans about the Update Accelerator add-on?


1 - What are the software requirements to run the Update Accelerator add-on?
These are the software requirements for Update Accelerator:

  • IPCop 2.x.x (release 2.0.3 or newer)
  • Web Proxy service must be enabled (transparent or non-transparent)

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2 - What are the hardware requirements to run the Update Accelerator add-on?
The hard disk requirements will depend on the updates to be cached. You need sufficient free space on the /dev/root filesystem:
  • 4GB free disk space recommended for Windows XP clients
  • 4GB free disk space recommended for Windows Vista clients
  • 4GB free disk space recommended for Windows 7 clients
  • 2GB free disk space recommended for other sources
Internal network (Green interface):
  • 100MBit/s recommended
CPU & RAM of your IPCop box doesn't really matter.

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3 - How do I install the Update Accelerator add-on?
See the Installation docu section.
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4 - Which download sources are currently supported?
  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • Avast
  • Linux (.deb and .rpm)
  • Microsoft
  • Symantec
  • Trend Micro
Custom download sources can be added.

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5 - How does this add-on affect the system security?
  • It doesn't modify any firewall rules.
  • It establishes connections to external download sites.
  • It doesn't install additional services, but it adds some binary files.
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6 - What is the main target audience for the Update Accelerator?
  • SOHO environments
  • System builders
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7 - Is the Update Accelerator add-on free?
This software is free for personal and commercial use and is released under the GNU General Public License: You are allowed to:
  • change code as long as you publish changes, who made changes and when it was changed
  • You have to give access to your changes (download) to any third-party. All changes are released under GPL too.
You are NOT allowed to:
  • rebrand Update Accelerator (just give it a different name and thinking it's a code change under GPL)
  • remove any copyright information
  • soften or change copyrights
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8 - Where can I get technical support for the Update Accelerator add-on?
  • Technical support for problems can be obtained from the Web or from Mailing Lists.
  • The add-on functionality and the GUI may be supported by the author.
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9 - Which languages are supported by Update Accelerator?
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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10 - Why does the Update Accelerator stop working or the menu disappear after the installation of a fix/update?
This usually happens if some system files has been replaced by an update. This may cause the Update Accelerator to stop working or lets the GUI disappear.
To fix this problem, run the install script
ipcop-updatexlrator/install
to repair the Update Accelerator.

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11 - Will the Update Accelerator cache Firefox updates?
No. Neither now nor later.
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12 - Are there any plans for a SmoothWall version?
"Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future." (Yoda)
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13 - What are the future plans about the Update Accelerator add-on?
The code is under active development.
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FAQ last changed 14 February 2013

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