Re: [UNIXS] Proy servers (fwd)

From: Spidaman The Defenestrator <>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 07:47:50 -0700 (PDT)

Editors often dictate what products should be included in a review; I
wouldn't conclude that a product's absense is indicative of anything other
than the editor's illiteracy.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

> Anyone want to guess at how Squid compares? Are we soooooo slow that even
> the co-developer of Squid didn't feel Squid would compare, or is this
> another "let's ignore the open source projects and only analyze the
> commercial ones"?
> "That?s why Data Comm com-missioned Polyteam, a group of researchers at
> Information Resource Cache (IRCache, Boulder, Colo.) to conduct
> performance tests on seven leading products. Polyteam?s expertise is
> well-established: The group?s principal investigator codeveloped Squid,
> the widely used open-source Web cache, and ICP (Internet cache protocol),
> a means of getting multiple caches to work together. Team members maintain
> and analyze caches on huge production networks. And in the last year,
> Polyteam has developed Web Polygraph, a tool for benchmarking cache
> performance."
> Like, how do I explain to the anti-open source advocates in our group the
> reasoning why a product like Squid, developed by the group that was
> commissioned to do the comparisons, wasn't included in the comparisons? :(
> Marc G. Fournier
> Senior Systems Administrator Acadia University
> "These are my opinions, which are not necessarily shared by my employer"
> -------
> Subject: [UNIXS] Proy servers
> ===================================
> Proxy caches slash access costs by keeping frequently requested
> content close at hand. But the sheer variety of products can make
> the purchase decision a tough call. That's why Data Comm got
> together with Polyteam, a group of researchers at Information
> Resource Cache, and subjected seven leading proxy cache
> products to a series of grueling performance tests. Several posted
> stellar results. But buyer beware: Some are also staggeringly
> complex and expensive.

Salon Internet
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Ian Kallen <> / AIM: iankallen / Fax: (561) 619-0995
Received on Wed Oct 06 1999 - 09:17:21 MDT

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