Re: Low end system requirements.

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 17:47:49 -0500 (EST)

Just came across your message while digging through some mail backlog.

You can use MRTG to measure traffic, provided you have SNMP-capable
routers (I don't know of any that aren't). MRTG info is available at:
Running one of the Squid log analysis scripts will help you to see how
much your cache is helping.

As for your configuration, I think it is probably going to suit your needs
pretty well. Personally, I would stick a SCSI drive in it instead of an
EIDE drive.


On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, jbessels wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm thinking of the following system for squid only:
> Pentium 166 (our standard desktop PC), Linux, 128 MB and 2.5 GB EIDE GB
> disk (2GB for squid cache, 100 MB RAM for squid, rest for Linux and
> logfiles)
> Questions:
> 1) Is this a reasonable configuration, or am I insane.
> 2) Any predictions about the hitrate I can expect get with this system.
> We don't block any sites but I think/hope the web pages visited are
> relevant for the Bank. I'm naieve I know.
> 3) Is a 64/128 Kbit reasonable or is this way to low.
> 4) Is there a script/util around there which can show me the bandwith
> I'm using during a certain period (eg weekdays 8:00-1700)
> Hope u guys/galls can help me.
Received on Mon Nov 10 1997 - 15:01:16 MST

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