[Soekris] Squid on 4801
zac at zacbowling.com
Sun Oct 23 20:27:03 UTC 2005
I thought about that as well.
Well I installed it anyways to see what would happen. Seemed to work
but added an extra 20% lag on the connection at first which slowly got
worse over time. Oh well...
On 10/23/05, Phil Karn <karn at ka9q.net> wrote:
> 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
> very well.
I support Mozilla Firefox.
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