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Old 02-21-2003, 07:49 AM   #1
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Optimising squid


If anyone has squid set up for optimal performance, could they please post me their squid.conf file? I am trying to make it so that squid doesn't slow down when someone downloads, on my 600k cable connection.

There are a lot of options in squid.conf, just wanted to compare with someone else who has squid running nicely

Old 02-21-2003, 10:16 AM   #2
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I am away from my squid servers at the moment. You should post your squid.conf and we'll have a look. There are a few techniques that can speed up squid a bit. Are you experiencing a severe slow down?
Old 02-21-2003, 11:06 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need delay pools... Here are some of the more pertinent lines from my squid.conf:

acl all src
acl Employees src
acl Multimedia urlpath_regex "/etc/squid/multimedia"
acl local dst

always_direct allow local
delay_pools 3
delay_class 1 1
delay_access 1 allow Multimedia
delay_parameters 1 7500/4000
delay_class 2 1
delay_access 2 allow Employees
delay_parameters 2 150000/50000
delay_class 3 1
delay_access 3 allow all
delay_parameters 3 20000/10000

the /etc/squid/multimedia file contains:

.... and many more ...

So I'm breaking the delay pools down such that downloading an .mp3 file goes very slow and all others go a bit faster. For instance... Be creative... Good luck!


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