[Soekris] Squid on 4801
karn at ka9q.net
Sun Oct 23 09:28:42 UTC 2005
Zac Bowling wrote:
> I'm wondering if there is enough processing power to run a full blown
> squid install and store the cache on the 40gb??
Why do you want to turn your Soekris box into a full-blown Squid server?
Soekris boxes are small, low power, low end PCs optimized for routing
and other network functions that don't require much disk or CPU, and
when you want those functions to not depend on the reliability of
ordinary disk drives.
So why use one to run Squid when you could easily bring it up on an
ordinary PC with lots of fast disk?
My Linux server used to do everything -- network functions as well as
disk-oriented stuff like mail service and web caching. A prolonged
outage due to a disk hardware failure prompted me to move the low-level
IP stuff to a Soekris net4801 so I could maintain IP connectivity for
VoIP, keeping my wife happy with her Mac, etc, even if my Linux server
again has disk problems.
The Linux box, of course, continues to perform all disk-oriented
services like mail and web caching. This division of services has worked
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