Re: Netscape Proxy

From: David Richards <>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 08:31:02 +1000 (EST)


        Yes I have used both of these servers, and to tell you the truth,
Netscape does not even compare. Netscape is "nice", it has a fancy HTML
interface that makes customisation easy, but it won't allow
peering/parenting/child process. It does not support ICP and the amount
you can customise it is very limiting. On the plus side it makes access
control very easy.

        Squid far surpasses Netscape as a Proxy-Cache. It will handle
very large amounts of traffic, very well. It is far better.

        Anyway, that was "my two cents"


On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, David wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am at present a squid user, but have downloaded the Netscape Proxy
> server for trial at the request of a few users.
> Does anybody have any experience with this software, and had any good,
> bad experiences? Comparisons with Squid would be good if anyone has used
> both
> Apologies if this is slightly off topic, but I don't know where else to
> turn, and I know you guys tell the truth.
> Thanks in advance for any help given.
> Will summarise if people ask for it.
> David.
Received on Mon Apr 07 1997 - 15:42:32 MDT

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