normal Steam Caching Proxy - Possible Bandwidth solution

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12 Aug 2013 22:00 #32193 by Dreyvas
I've already mentioned to this to Wes and I know he's looking into it, just wanted to see if it's something people would be interested in seeing at the LAN.

We've all been there. You're at the LAN ready to get your frag on and Steam drops a massive patch, slowing the Internet to a trickle as everyone's clients automatically start updating. People start losing connection to Steam, most games become unplayable and it's a giant mess.

Enter Valve SteamPipe reverse proxy. It caches Steam content so that instead of pulling each update 100+ times, we download it once to the server and everyone gets it from there. I honestly think this could massively improve the network issues we've had at the last few events.

epic.ELEVEN (274-man LAN) used it successfully here:
www.reddit.com/r/lanparty/comments/1jb49...proxy_traffic_graph/

Here's setup info for Ubuntu server:
www.astrolox.com/2013/05/31/valve-steampipe-reverse-proxy/

Here's a download link for Ubuntu server:
www.ubuntu.com/download/server

What do you guys think? Is this something you'd be interested in seeing at LanOC?
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12 Aug 2013 22:11 #32194 by Foible
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.
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13 Aug 2013 01:06 #32197 by renegade
Sideout is already building / testing a server for this.
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13 Aug 2013 01:30 #32198 by Dreyvas

renegade wrote: Sideout is already building / testing a server for this.


I've been trying to help him a bit with troubleshooting it today. I think we're pretty close to getting it working.
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13 Aug 2013 03:52 #32200 by Rhythmatic
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13 Aug 2013 16:38 #32203 by Sideout
Um.............................PST.................................Hey.................

OMG I HAVE IT WORKING!!!!!! (at least i got it to download a game to the cache server)
Still have to test to make sure it is serving those files up to local clients.

Thanks to Dreyvas for the assist as we picked our way thru it.

On a side note - it is not as easy as all those forums post make it out to be. I will spare the technical details for now but I am pretty sure I have it working.

I am the LAN!!!!
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13 Aug 2013 17:05 #32205 by Sideout
We can offically spike the ball in the endzone on this one.

I have it working. I was able to install steam on another VM , and download the game I cached from the cache server to that VM on steam at about 43Mbit a second!!!!

HOUSTON - WE HAVE LANDED!!!! SEND IN THE BEER AND THE STRIPPERS!!!!

I am the LAN!!!!
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13 Aug 2013 18:39 #32208 by Dreyvas

Sideout wrote: We can offically spike the ball in the endzone on this one.

I have it working. I was able to install steam on another VM , and download the game I cached from the cache server to that VM on steam at about 43Mbit a second!!!!

HOUSTON - WE HAVE LANDED!!!! SEND IN THE BEER AND THE STRIPPERS!!!!




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14 Aug 2013 08:11 - 14 Aug 2013 08:13 #32211 by Wooderson
Great job guys thanks for all the extra effort making a great Lan experience even better. Sideout and Dreyvas as requested enjoy!

I kill CPU's
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15 Aug 2013 02:27 #32225 by trgtprctc
ROTFLMAO!!!! I know that pic has been around, but DAMN did it tick all the boxes today!

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15 Aug 2013 20:28 - 15 Aug 2013 20:29 #32235 by Kazuma

Sideout wrote: We can offically spike the ball in the endzone on this one.

I have it working. I was able to install steam on another VM , and download the game I cached from the cache server to that VM on steam at about 43Mbit a second!!!!

HOUSTON - WE HAVE LANDED!!!! SEND IN THE BEER AND THE STRIPPERS!!!!


So now you need to get a list of games going to cache.

Steam:-bZ-Kazuma
BattleTag:Kazuma#1131
StarCraft II:Kazuma#329
EA's Origin:-bz-Kazuma
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15 Aug 2013 21:04 #32236 by Dreyvas

Kazuma wrote:

Sideout wrote: We can offically spike the ball in the endzone on this one.

I have it working. I was able to install steam on another VM , and download the game I cached from the cache server to that VM on steam at about 43Mbit a second!!!!

HOUSTON - WE HAVE LANDED!!!! SEND IN THE BEER AND THE STRIPPERS!!!!


So now you need to get a list of games going to cache.


I'm going to loan him my Steam account so he can get all the tournament stuff + most popular LAN games preloaded.

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16 Aug 2013 05:49 #32256 by cytog64

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09 Sep 2013 05:10 #32706 by Dreyvas
Didn't have a single major network problem the entire event that I noticed. No problems connecting to Steam and the Internet was even a fairly decent speed considering the number of users. I don't remember the last event we had that was that smooth from a network perspective.

Awesome.

Good job, Sideout.
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09 Sep 2013 05:19 #32707 by Sideout
Thanks!!!! We make adjustments each time and get everything better each LAN.

The cache was great. We cached about 108G of games this weekend.

I am the LAN!!!!

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09 Sep 2013 05:30 #32708 by Dreyvas

Sideout wrote: Thanks!!!! We make adjustments each time and get everything better each LAN.

The cache was great. We cached about 108G of games this weekend.


I'm sure traffic shaping had a lot to do with this as well. Good stuff.

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