re: Separating FTP traffic from HTTP

From: Richard Munro <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 17:49:14 -0400 (EDT)

> Can I configure a browser to use different port numbers for HTTP and FTP?
> I'd like to do this for a customer who uses Squid, and the purpose of the
> exercise is to proxy the HTTP and FTP traffic using different servers,
> i.e. HTTP traffic on one server, FTP on another. This traffic
> engineering exercise is aimed at allowing the HTTP proxy servers to work
> at full speed, unencumbered by FTP sessions (which tend to take up
> relatively larger amounts of CPU and memory resources). Thanks!

We did this in a little different fashion. We created different sites in
our DNS to accommodate having different proxy servers dealing with
different types of traffic. For instance:

All communicate via port 8080, but this allows me to run everything on one
server or multiple servers.

Having said that, I am currently using two full proxy servers and am using
two CNAMES entries in the DNS to load balance them.

Unix System Administration Humber College Network Services Department
Received on Mon Apr 21 1997 - 15:11:32 MDT

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