Re: [squid-users] SSL Acceleration

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 18:55:55 +0100

Robert Collins wrote:

> > In your case could you run SSL on the Internal Target Sites too? I
> think
> > Squid can do that.
> Yes, but then you lose the benefits of a caching front end & increase
> internal server CPU usage.

Squid does not support making SSL requests yet, only accepting incoming
SSL requests.

When it does, SSL can be used both between the clients and the
accelerator, and the accelerator and the backend servers. This without
loosing caching. However, CPU usage will be quite high (double SSL on
the proxy, plus SSL on the server).

(and it would also allow Squid to run as a http->https gateway for some
clients without native SSL support such as lynx...)

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Fri Mar 16 2001 - 11:04:00 MST

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