Is proxy really efficient ???

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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 11:34:43 +0200


We have a 2.0.33 linux box (384 Mo ram, and 7 Go swap cache)
running squid 1.1.21.
squid currently supports 42000 requests/hour and hit ratio = 0.35
The squid box is connected on a switch and the traffic is analysed with
mrtg on the squid box's port.

My question :
cache manager gives us a hit ratio of 0.35. So we think that 35% of the
requests are directly answered by the proxy and gives a gain of approximately
35 % of our bandwith. But when looking at mrtg, the gain is only 5%
between in/out traffic on the squid box's port.
why this difference between the hit ratio and the analyze of the traffic ?

Is it normal ?
If it's ok, the proxy is not really efficient, is it ?
If no, what's the problem ????

Thank for your help and answers.

Received on Fri May 29 1998 - 02:40:25 MDT

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