Re: HW Configuration.

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 15:02:43 +1000

There aren't any hard and fast rules here, but a 4GB cache will cost you _about_ 30MB +
cache_mem + an slowly increasing value. I'd consider 64MB RAM to be 'tight but workable' for
that size. With only 16 dialups, you should be able to squeeze it in that.

A 386-40 isn't fast, but it may well do the job. What speed are your dialups, and how much
internet bandwidth do you have? Those will be the deciding factors to decide if it's fast


Joeseph Shmoseph wrote:

> I've looked though the FAQ, and User's guide, and I must have missed it. Is
> there a section somewhere that tells recomendations of what hardware is needed for a
> squid server? I'm an ISP with just 16 dialups, about 80 users, and wondering if I should
> toss Squid on my "everything" computer (FreeBSD k6-233, 64megs, 98% idle, dedicated
> 4 gig scsi for squid), or slap together another little machine (386-40, 20 meg, with the 4
> gigger in it) for a dedicated squid box?
> Thanks for any information/pointer-to-FAQ on this...
> - - - Jon Myers

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Thu Jan 29 1998 - 21:04:05 MST

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