[linux] web-server help ( squid ?? )

Brian Parkhurst brianp at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 4 21:29:23 PDT 2004


Ed a recent Sys-Admin article talk about how to do this exactly.

I'll see if I can't dig it up.

(sorry, I'm one of your 23 million hits.)..

Brian..


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Mulligan" <mulligan at u.washington.edu>
To: <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 5:35 PM
Subject: [linux] web-server help ( squid ?? )



> Greetings UW Linux-land

>

> After taking over 9 million hits on our web server in the last week (&

> thats not counting the 14 million that went to a matching C&C server in

> the same time period), we have decided that we need to do something before

> the Mt St Helens deluge does us in. (Yes we were slashdotted too).

>

> Any opinions on the use of "squid" as a reverse-proxy-caching server ??

>

> Any direct experience ?

>

> I seem to recall that if a site is mostly static pages (like ours), a big

> memory machine dedicated to running squid can really spew it out.

> (Faster than Apache alone ???)

>

> Thanks for any help.

>

> Ed Mulligan, ess computer & network support

>

>




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