Re: Q: How many users can squid handle?

From: Peter Childs <>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 14:07:38 +0930 (CST)

> I think Harvest (Squid?) has a different I/O chacteristic
> than a typical newserver setup. I believe for newserver, a
> huge RAID array will be useful to hookup several disks
> into a large disk array. But for Harvest, it might be better
> to use small disk, one swap_dir for each disk.
> How do you configure your disks ?

 I have used the ccd device driver on FreeBSD systems that allows
 software interleaving of drives into a logical drive. Its quiet
 neat, but hardward RAID is probably more suited??

> Correct me if I am wrong, difficult to span news directories
> over several disks without RAD

 Unless your software supports it :) You could also just mount
 different bits of the news spool on different disks, but thats
 a bit horrid :) (ie. /var/news/alt /var/news/comp)

> > cut back on the load on your main cache, improve performance
> > for end users, and reduce local network traffic to.

> Would love to try this. But my environment (ISP) doesn't seem
> to allow that.

 Our parent ISP runs a netscape cache which runs into their feeders
 main cache (i believe) which is also squid. So from me (home) to
 the world i have

  me -> home machine squid -> hub in town squid ->
  our ISP (netscape) -> national backbone ISP squid

> IWe are considering doing such on a international scale
> much like NLNAR.

 Only way to go. Now if we could just convince the rest of the
 Australian community. I get great web performance because of
 squid. My university has massive ATM links to the backbone and
 i get better web performance at home.


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Received on Sat Aug 10 1996 - 21:39:48 MDT

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