Re: "Hit Rate" calculation....

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 1997 09:44:41 +0200

Ross Wheeler writes:
> Morning all,
> I've just grepped the 1.1.9 docs and can't find the "hit rate"
> calculation mentioned. I've run some monitors on the performance of my
> squid (total bytes *to* the server from other servers port 80, total
> bytes sent *from* our server to our subscribers from port 3128) and have
> significant variance from the figure reported by squid. (Granted, this is
> only over 24 hours). Squid is reporting 44% hit on http but actual bytes
> from the server are 53% more than bytes to the server over the same time.
> Can someone please indicate HOW the "Hit Rate" is calculated? Is it
> number of BYTES, number of HITS or something else?
There are scripts for this at

They essentially run through your entire log file and calculate the number
of hits, the number of bytes, the number of ICP requests and so on.

They can take a while to run though.
Received on Wed May 07 1997 - 00:45:42 MDT

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