[squid-users] RE: Multiple NICs

From: Tóth Tibor Péter <tibor.peter.toth_at_mtv.hu>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 18:01:55 +0100


I wouldn't think you need multiple network cards to use squid, unless your internet connection is on or above 1GB/s. If your ISP provides you less, I would think a regular gigabit Nic would do the job.
Your Hard Drives probably wont be fast enough to cache data on multiple Nics anyways.

We have over 1000 Clients, and the previous setup we used, we had only 1 GB network interface of our squid. It was sitting in the DMZ, and the connections went trough it.
It was fine. Had no connection problems.

Feladó: Nick Cairncross [Nick.Cairncross_at_condenast.co.uk]
Küldve: 2010. november 8. 12:13
Címzett: Squid Users
Tárgy: [squid-users] Multiple NICs

Hi list,

I'm looking at building a couple more 3.1.8 servers on RHEL 5.5 x86. The servers are nicely high-powered have multiple Gb NICs (4 in total). My previous proxy server (bluecoat) had two NICs. I understand that one was used to listen to requests and send to our upstream accelerator and one was used if the equivalent 'send direct' was used i.e bypass the accelerator. Can the list make any thoughts or recommendations about the best way to utilise the NICs for best performance? Can I achieve the same outbound as above? Should I even bother trying to do this? User base would be about 700 users; I'm not caching. Simple ACLs but with two authentication helpers (depending on browser).


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