Re: [SQU] Best OS For Using Squid

From: Martin A. Brooks <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 18:36:08 +0000

At 17:45 12/01/01 +0000, Florin Andrei wrote:
>My own 2 cents opinion: i prefer Red Hat because i can find a lot more
>software that is already compiled and can be installed directly (no
>compilation required). But if your requirements are different, you can
>choose another distribution.


In reality, no production system should, in my opinion, be based on a
prepackaged /anything/. I've found a lot of mileage in specifically
tailoring and compiling packages to my environment in terms of speed,
security and clarity.

As an example, the out-of-the-box installation from Redhat 7 is hacked to
such an extent, I would consider it fundamentally broken and of no use to
anyone but the most light of Squid users.

My two pence worth, too :)


Martin A. Brooks
If Windows NT were an animal, it'd be a fainting goat.

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