Re: [squid-users] Running Squid on Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 (Best OS; Linux or Solari s?)

From: Didi Rieder <>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:39:42 +0100

--On Wednesday, November 21, 2001 04:05:29 PM +0000 "Palmer J.D.F."
<> wrote:

> The hardware is a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 (Solaris 2.6), 200 Mhz CPU, and
> 256Mb RAM. The system has one 4.2 Gb drive, and two 9 Gb drives. Cost is a
> major controlling issue, so I suggested using Squid on their current
> platform to see if this will be much faster than Webtracker (highly
> likely), but I'm wondering whether it might be better to run the box with
> Red Hat Linux 7.2 or Solaris 8.

> I wondered if anybody else out there is running Squid & Linux on an Ultra
> Enterprise 2, and how does it compare in terms of speed and stability
> against Squid under Solaris?

For one of our proxies we run 2.4.STABLE2 on an Enterprise 2 (Solaris 8),
2x300Mhz and 512Mb Ram, it is performing very well an is stabel like a rock.

There are about a 700 users accessing it.

For filtering we use the squidguard and doesn't really reduce the

I don't think that using Linux on a Sun would gain the performance.


Didi Rieder
Received on Wed Nov 21 2001 - 09:40:31 MST

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