RE: RE: Squid is OK, but which UNIX for high loads?

From: Andrew Stesin <>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 16:38:21 +0300 (EEST)

On Fri, 23 May 1997, Rania Fakhoury wrote:

> 1) The problem is not swapping.

        I'm almost sure that it really isn't.

> 2) I had Linux 2.0.30 compiled with SYN-COOKIES and SYN_RESET options

        We had a problem with Linux 2.0.30 box -- it was panicing
        periodically (and never reboot itself) due to exactly
        this reason -- with those features removed it has become
        a) _much_ stable and b) faster.

        We _will_ move Squid from FreeBSD to Linux eventually,
        that's planned due to internal reasons (FreeBSD system
        will take just more mission-critical tasks) and we'll
        see what will happen,
        but after all those tricks we had I'm afraid to do so.
        yes sure Linux _is_ great, especially as a personal
        workstation, but FreeBSD 2.2.2 just occasionally
        performs a lot better as a network (and particularly Squid)

> Again, any would be appreciated.
> PS: I have nothing against FreeBSD.
> I just don't have much experience with. My field is Solaris and Linux

        Sure, nothing bad (and only good opinions) about Linux,
        but just for this application FreeBSD 2.2.2 gave us so much
        better results. Dirt cheap PC box -- i.e. AMD 5x133
        on a Taiwanese motherboard, with $40 NCR 53c810 PCI
        SCSI and some 64 or more Mbs of RAM + FreeBSD 2.2.2 -- and you
        get "The" server for Squid and virtually nothing will kill it.
        (Network card is impotant -- I suggest PCI cards with DEC 21040
        chip or it's newer modification, the driver is 'de').

Best regards,
Andrew Stesin

nic-hdl: ST73-RIPE
Received on Fri May 23 1997 - 06:38:16 MDT

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