Re: Acceptable HIT/MISS ratios

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 97 22:51:39 -0700 writes:

>I was curious to know what most people thought was an acceptable HIT/MISS
>ratio for the average cache. My server has around 27% HIT/70% MISS.
>Is this what I can expect from general Internet users plus some smaller
>ISP's hanging off our backbone?
>Also, my figures for external fetches are quite disturbing: 87% DIRECT the
>rest to my parent. If this sort of thing is normal could someone please
>correct me? It would seem to me that the parent should have these sort of
>fetches rather than a 'child' cache.

If you would like to compare your own statistics to some others,
please have a look at our list of cache stats links:

Also, some of the data is summarized in this page:

If you'd like to add your own statistics, we'd love to have them!

Duane W.
Received on Wed Aug 20 1997 - 22:57:26 MDT

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