Re: [squid-users] Same problem squid generates more req Please help

From: Joe Cooper <>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 21:35:56 -0600

Fine. And I'm telling you that ping has nothing to do with Squid--a
longer ping time through the box that happens to run Squid means that
the box is misconfigured in some way (not Squid, though Squid may have
problems as well but a long ping doesn't tell you anything about Squid).
  Until you have addressed the problem of the box being misconfigured
I'm not going to guess about why you're seeing more traffic out than in.
  You could have any number of routing issues, DNS problems, etc.

What I'm saying, Jack, is this: Given the information you have given
us, you definitely have a network problem. You /might/ have a Squid
problem. But we can't know whether you have a Squid problem, and
neither can you, until you solve the network problem. Fix your network
problem, and /then/ find out if your seeing the same behavior.

(Subliminal hint: tcpdump, route, host and traceroute are your friends...)

Jack wrote:

> Hello Joe,
> Thanks
> But i did not know why there is more traffic in outgoing interface than
> incomming interface.
> In this machine only squid is running.I stoped telnet and ftp services also.
> Some time trafic in outgoing is 3 to 5 times higer than incomming.
> I told this ping command because even when browse to some url there
> difference in speed i get through squid and bypassing squid.
> thanks
> Jack
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Cooper <>
> To: Jack <>
> Cc: Squid Users <>
> Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 11:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [squid-users] Same problem squid generates more req Please help
>>Henrik has already answered your quick_abort question, so I'll just
>>comment on this:
>> > When i pink to it shows 5 secs
>> > if i bypass squid it shows 1-1.5 secs
>>Squid has nothing to do with pings (I assume pink==ping?). If you are
>>seeing such a long delay for pings through your Squid box, when using it
>>as a gateway, the you have routing problems. Squid can't help you there
>>and no amount of poking at Squid will fix it, you've got to fix whatever
>>is wrong in the routing table of your OS.
>>Joe Cooper <>
>>Web Caching Appliances and Support

Joe Cooper <>
Web Caching Appliances and Support
Received on Thu Feb 14 2002 - 20:36:16 MST

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