Re: Squid multiple ports

From: Cefiar <>
Date: Tue, 6 May 1997 18:49:59 +1000 (EST)

On Tue, 6 May 1997, David Richards wrote:

> What advantage would I have, or for what purpose would I choose to
> implement the patch that enables squid to listen on different ports??
> Why would this help me??

This is useful if...

1> You are migrating from one cache product to another. You can add a
'different' port of 8080, and it'll take all requests on 8080, which is
the default in apache if you enable the proxy module.

2> It can give you freedom to play with other cache programs by simply
disabling squid's use of a port, and telling your new cache program to use
that port only. eg: I could use the port duplication module and give ftp
it's own port number. I can then disable it later in squid, and run a
dedicated ftp cache that supports ftp and http requests, without any of
the users really realising that any change had occured.

(The upshot of 2 is that instead of having a dedicated ftp cache and squid
doing it's ftp cache (responding to http requests only) possibly caching 2
identical documents (fetching twice), the dedicated ftp cache would only
fetch the document once.

3> Some people believe that having multiple ports and spreading the load
across them speeds up the processes. I don't know wether this is true..
you'd prolly have to find out for yourself.

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