Re: [squid-users] Slowness in downloading files, but not web browsing

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 01:32:16 +1200

Kelly, Jack wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We're running Squid 3.1.1 on a virtual Ubuntu x64 server sitting on a
> fiber LUN. It's been up for a couple of months without issue any issues
> until recently.
> Over the past week or so I've had users calling in to report that
> downloading files from the internet has been very slow. They'll start
> out with a fast download speed, but it will quickly go down to about
> 5kb/sec.
> If I circumvent the proxy server and connect to these sites directly,
> the download goes right through no problem.
> I've tried restarting the Squid service with no luck. Any suggestions?
> Thanks
> Jack

You may want to check the FD usage and restart Squid to see if it
resolves the issue. 3.1 has a known slow leak under some obscure
circumstances we have not managed to track down yet.


Please be using
   Current Stable Squid 2.7.STABLE9 or 3.1.3
Received on Sun May 23 2010 - 13:32:25 MDT

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