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How can I transparently cache a non-windows NAS on my Windows 7 home premium machines? The same content tends to get retrieved over and over but I don't know which content it will be in advance.

Basically I am looking for a sort of Squid proxy but for home network files rather than HTTP.

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I'd be curious if there are any solutions already out there. If there are, they would take a pretty darn good programmer. The way Windows currently does this with another Windows box is do "change notifications" by looking at the USN journal on the NAS side. –  surfasb Nov 16 '13 at 22:34
    
@surfasb Could it not simply retrieve the file update date and re-fetch on that basis? Most of the content it might retrieve is slowly or not changing (media). –  Andrew Nov 17 '13 at 10:19

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