Re: Poor hit/transfer ratio

From: Dancer <>
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 01:43:14 +1000

It depends a great deal on the interests of your users, IMO.

At the last company I worked for, support split it's web-research people up, so
they were accessing different lists of sites. We got low hit rates from them,
during business hours...whereas the technical department (somewhat more
unstructured and eclectic) tended to get a higher-percentage of hits. Although
we roamed more widely, in technical, the fact that we had common interests
tended to generate a higher-percentage of cache-hits.

Out of hours, the support people tended to generate more hits, as personal
interests took over their browsing strategies.


Ken Piotto wrote:

> HI
> Does anyone know if there is a magic number of users (or better, requests
> per unit time) in order to see a respectable hits to kbytes transfered
> ratio?
> I'm presently testing squid1.17 on a user group of approx. 20 people within
> my immediate group before releasing to a substantially larger user group
> within our organization. I've been watching the stats for the last few
> weeks and although hit rate seems pretty good (32% of all requests) the
> total data transfer comprising these hits is a paltry 10%. Conversely
> misses is 65% with total comprised data transfer at 89%. Seems the only
> hits occur on relatively small objects.
> Since I'm only seeing about 10000 requests per week from such a small group
> I thought that maybe what I'm seeing is a statistical function of small
> numbers. Still the 32% has me scratching my head. ??????
> Oh ya
> squid 1.17, 300M cache, most of which is not used, and 20M Ram.
> Any words/suggs apprec'd
> -------------------------------------
> Ken Piotto
> Bell Solutions
> 12/03/97
> 11:27:41
> -------------------------------------

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