Re: Poor hit/transfer ratio

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 23:04:18 +1000

Donovan Baarda wrote:

> I'm about to experiment with increasing the cache size to 500M. Another
> thing that improved performance and received positive feedback from my
> users is putting in ACL's to block banner ads. I get about 6% DENIED using
> three ACL's, which is more than my hit rate on my parent. That is 6%
> blocked that would have normaly been misses :-)

Instead of using ACL's to block banner ads, I use a redirector, and rewrite the
URL to a blank 32x32 GIF stored on our local webserver. Currently it's a cheesy
shade of deep blue, but I think a transparent gif would be an improvement over


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Received on Fri Dec 05 1997 - 05:06:47 MST

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