Re: [UNIXS] Proy servers (fwd)

From: Clifton Royston <>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 12:51:31 -1000

On Wed, Oct 06, 1999 at 02:36:45PM -0600, Duane Wessels wrote:
> (2) During the last bake-off, we received some criticism for running
> the tests and testing our own product.

  Damned if you do, and damned if you don't, eh?

> There is a conflict of
> interest if we write both the benchmarking software, the caching
> software, and perform all the tests ourselves.
> (3) Squid was represented by both Cobalt and Eolian. Perhaps
> you were not aware that Cobalt and Eolian are repackaged
> Squids?

Actually, I was surprised to see how low the Cobalt came in, knowing
> If you'd like to see some benchmarking results for Squid under
> the Datacomm-1 workload, I'd be happy to run those tests and
> put it on our Web site.

  That sounds like a highly sensible way to achieve the same result as
publishing the tests in the magazine, with (hopefully) less criticism.

  I think most of this list's readers would love to see that.
  -- Clifton

 Clifton Royston  --  LavaNet Systems Architect --
        "An absolute monarch would be absolutely wise and good.  
           But no man is strong enough to have no interest.  
             Therefore the best king would be Pure Chance.  
              It is Pure Chance that rules the Universe; 
          therefore, and only therefore, life is good." - AC
Received on Wed Oct 06 1999 - 17:02:37 MDT

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