Re: [squid-users] Another HTTP 1.1 Question

From: Chris Nighswonger <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 20:25:11 -0500

On 3/8/07, Henrik Nordstrom <> wrote:
> That smells more like a tcp windows issue than an HTTP/1.1 issue..
> If on Linux try the following workaround:
> echo 0 >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_window_scaling
> this works around quite many broken firewalls not coping well with
> window scaling, but significantly scarifies performance over long
> distance connections (measured in RTT * bandwidth, not miles)...

Here: I found this workaround:

With kernel or higher, you can also do:


ip route add $THEIR_IP/32 via $MY_GATEWAY window 65535

which only limits window scaling for that destination without
interfering with your other connections

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Any thoughts? Better or worse than the other?

> For what it's worth I had no problem loading the start page using
> Firefox via Squid-2.

What OS are you running squid-2 over?

Received on Thu Mar 08 2007 - 18:25:19 MST

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