Re: Socks

From: Jason Haar <>
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 09:54:14 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 31 May 1996, John Paul Lonie wrote:

> Hello all,
> A general question, is there a plan to socksify the squid cache at all ?

I would never SOCK'ify a Web server. SOCKS is really designed for
long-term connections like telnet/ftp. Apps like WWW which involve
massive amounts of connections (simultaneous too) are just not what a
SOCKS daemon wants to see. I've used a SOCKS server for WWW just to see
if it worked - it did, but the fact that it was always forking off a
separate process for each connection meant you lost all of the advantages
that single-forked squid/harvest give you (i.e. it was a bit slower).

Jason Haar, Unix/Internet Manager
OiT, Oxford. Phone: +44 1865 785051
Received on Fri May 31 1996 - 01:54:34 MDT

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