Packer vs Squid: What are the differences?
Packer: Create identical machine images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration. Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images; Squid: A caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. Squid reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. It runs on most available operating systems, including Windows and is licensed under the GNU GPL.
Packer belongs to "Infrastructure Build Tools" category of the tech stack, while Squid can be primarily classified under "Web Cache".
Packer and Squid are both open source tools. Packer with 9.1K GitHub stars and 2.47K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Squid with 578 GitHub stars and 204 GitHub forks.
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