Originally Posted by finsh
When i run the squid service is slow internet browser on network.
Is it because I have a large number of users.
I have had similar problems...I have over 500 users and I got similar complaints...
The problem is that squid is single threaded...there is no support for multiprocessors; even if you have 8 CPUs squid will only utilize one, and as I read; the squid developers are in to rush to code that in...
The way that _I_ resolved it is that I took 4 physical machines and created a virtual machine (using xen) in each one of them (giving me 4 virutal machines).
I used rsync to keep the /etc/squid/squid.conf file the same; and then used round-robbin DNS to "load balance" them.
On the clients browser I connected them via the DNS name (FYI...you should NEVER use ip addresses...it will work...but it's a headache when you make any changes). This way; the load is being distributed among 4 virtual machines...and if you ever need more...just add one more virtual machine...add the IP in the DNS pool...and viola!