Re: [SQU] Cobalt CacheRaq vs Traditional

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 12:27:52 -0600

Yep. CacheRaq is a MIPs box (also Intel versions, I think), running
Squid, and a web panel.

Performance of the Cobalt boxes has been quite poor in the past (see the
IRCache DataComm cacheoff results). There are better buys IMHO, for
performance and support, in Squid based appliances (ahem--Swell--cough
cough). And there is nothing stopping you from installing Webmin on a
standard Squid box to have a nice full featured Web administration panel
with online help. It's easy to match or beat their performance on your
own, because it seems they do little performance tweaking.

Merely the opinions of a competing Squid-based appliance vendor...
Others may feel differently.

Hubbard, Dan wrote:

> Any advice / experience with the Cobalt (now Sun) CacheRaq box vs
> running a traditional Squid Proxy on Intel w/Linux.
> From what I understand the CacheRaq is simply a MIPS box running Linux
> and Squid with a web managment front end.
> Thanks

                      Joe Cooper <>
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