Re: OS survey

From: Danilo Fiorenzano <>
Date: 27 Jan 1998 15:45:26 -0700

Abha Ahuja <> writes:

> I was curious to hear from other squid-users about their hardware
> and OS recommendations. We are currently running a Linux box
> (RedHat version 4.1, kernel upgraded to 2.0.33, Squid 1.1.20) And
> every so often, the squid process crashes for no apparent reason (we
> think it might be a possible kernel bug)... Also, we are doing some
> testing on a FreeBSD box as well.
> What have people used successfully? Has anyone seen the same
> problem with Linux? We are currently debating which OS to stick
> with. Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.

  I've been running Squid 1.1.16 since Sept. '97 on two twin Linux
2.0.3x servers. Each one is a P200 with 64M RAM and 1G of cache, and I
_never_ had a single problem - they work great, too. They serve the
entire school district, with peak time requests around 2-3/sec (which
admittedly isn't very high, in the light of what many others say they
load Squid with:)). I also run it at home (v.1.1.20), now with Redhat
5.0, and still no problems whatsoever. Soon we'll add more similar
boxes at the busiest sites, since the real bottlenecks are now the
datapipes connecting them to the central shop where the Squids serve.

  Bottom line, I'm extremely happy with both Squid and Linux, and I'd
recommend them without hesitation :)

-- Danilo
Received on Tue Jan 27 1998 - 15:05:55 MST

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