At the moment this box only for firewall and proxy
cache. In future I might add other service like
www,ftp,dns etc etc. But I will increase the storage
and memory as well.
I'm hoping to get better performance than connect
straight away to the internet. My line is isdn 128k.
At the moment all 50 users connect straight to the
Any advice would be appreciated.
p/s: if you don't mind could you email me your conf
file, please? just for reference. tq
--- "Wynne, Conor" <conor_wynne at maxtor.com> wrote: >
>> I should have asked before but is this the purpose
> of the box or does it it
> run other services?
>> If its just a router/firewall/proxy box, then I
> would set the maximum object
> to say 16MB -> the default is 4MB AFAIR, its seems
> quite a lot but I was
> surprised at the performance boost with that. OK
> it'll probably fill up your
> disk fast enuff if you clients download all the
> time, especially if you
> decide to cache FTP requests aswell.
>> e.g.: I can go to ftp.esat.net blah blah, take a
> kernel that I previously
> downloaded, and instead of downloading again it is
> served at LAN speed. Very
> handy when you mess around with your workstations a
> lot, have to try this
> new distro blah blah.
>> You have tons of RAM if that all its gonna do. Have
> you checked out the
> squid.conf file? Its really informative actually. I
> didn't even read the
> manual, just went to the conf.
>> Oh I see that you have 10GB dedictated to cache. OK
> its gonna be eaten up
> rapidly if you have large objects, but it all
> depends on your internet speed
> really. I only use squid a la maison on my HAN and I
> have 5GB assigned
> AFAIR. So far I still have loads of space left after
> several months now ->
> usuage is obviously lighter than in a work
>> With the price of harddicks these days, I would add
> say 40GB and dedicate it
> for cache, and up the object size to 32MB. You will
> save in bandwidth which
> will reduce the price in the long run. [Marketing
> bit ;-)]
>> On a side note, I love the way the default ACL is
> DENY all. So if you are
> new to squid, its good to know about it. You cant go
> wrong anyway as the
> browser will report it to you anyroad. If you want
> my squid.conf, lemme know
> but its at home so you will have to be patient.
>> Let us know the buzz, I'm sure other will have
> input. There's no shortage on
> this list of know-it-alls ;-))
> I have about 20 GIG space. And about 50 users going
> connect to it. RAM about 256 MB. Is 10 GIG cache
> than enough to occupy 50 users connection? Plus what
> is the best squid configuration for my scenario
> Anybody care to share their experience?
>> Thank you in advance.
>> --- "Wynne, Conor" <conor_wynne at maxtor.com> wrote:
> How much disk space is on the box [that can be
> > thrown away for cache] and
> > whats your connection like?
> > You can get really good performance if you don't
> > care about space being
> > wasted.
> > As for the other questions, I dunno, never even
> > configured squidguard [yet]
> > although I've downloaded the SRC's. I get
> > easily ;-)
> > Lemme know,
> > CW
> > ------------------
> > Hi,
> > I'm setting up squid web cache at the moment. I
> > wondering if anybody know any add-on for squid.
> > I
> > want to do is only allow pcs to browse www using
> > proxy
> > so that I can block any unwanted website. I know
> > that
> > I can use url_regex option in acl line. What I'm
> > looking for is an add-on tool that can handle
> > Anybody could share their config file for better
> > performance? I'm looking at about 50 pcs to go
> > online.
> > Any website for reference would be good.
> > Thank you in advance.
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