From: Markus Storm <>
Date: 14 Apr 1999 06:02:33 +0000

Matt Buford wrote:
> What you have to understand about Skycache is that it completely corrupts
> your hit count. It presents itself as a client to the cache, requesting
> many pages. These requests from the skycache box are counted as client
> requests in your statistics (unless you specifically remove them), thus any
> indication of hit ratio is false. The only way to get true indication of
> how much it helps would be to grep out all the skycache activity from the
> logs, then run a report on what is left.
> Many people seem to set up skycache then they look in their cache manager
> for the hit rate, which is completely corrupted from the skycache feed
> process...

SkyCache provides you with a perl reporting tool to qualify the
of their feed (i.e. percentage of requests which ended as HITs because
were previously fed via satellite) as well as a patch to squid to
for misleading hit rate infos (see

Hitrate obviously highly depends on your setup. For us, it's quite worth


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