Re: What if Squid goes down?

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 23:23:29 -0500 (EST)

We are thinking about blocking port 80 to most of our customers, and maybe
charging less to leased line customers that use our cache. I'm not sure
how we would go about determining how much traffic went to the cache and
how much went direct for each customer so that we could charge at
different rates, and I'm not sure the effort would be worth the cost
savings for us in terms of bandwidth. This would be a year off at earliest
though, so it's not particularly pressing right now. I'll just have to
stick to my pestering ways a while longer :-)


On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Dancer wrote:

> Transparent proxying is then the best solution in all probability, if you can
> route all traffic through a mid to high end Cisco, or a linux box (I think BSD
> will do it too...Not sure), you can (at the very least) run port 80 traffic
> through your proxy server. Alternatively, you could block off port 80, and tell
> people to use the automatic proxy config scripts in their browser. ftp will then
> go throught your proxy as well, since they're unlikely to sit down and plug
> addresses in manually if an automatic option is available.
> It's annoying to have to do, but sometimes you have to apply some pressure to
> improve performance for everyone.
> (The above statement has nothing to do with personal ideologies)
> D
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Received on Wed Dec 10 1997 - 20:24:39 MST

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