Squid Deployment Examples


I’ve finally put up a couple of example Squid deployments in the real world – Wikipedia and Flickr. They both use Squid as a web accelerator to serve a whole whack of traffic.

I’m looking for some information about current Squid forward proxying setups in the real world – we know that Squid’s capable of a whole lot more than people realise – even given Squid’s shortcomings it can push at least two or three hundred megabits on modern low-end modern hardware without trying too hard – which will save ISPs a whole lot of money even with modern bandwidth prices.

Let me know if you’d like to share your current setup and performance figures. We might even be able to help you make it faster!

2 Responses to “Squid Deployment Examples”

  1. npeters Says:

    My site uses 2 Squid (2.6) servers for content acceleration. We have 3 web servers behind those and we use BigIP F5 for load balancing in front of the squid servers. We see 200 r/sec during normal load times and have a request hit ratio between 85% and 95%. Before the implementation of Squid, the same three servers were incapable of handling even modest load. Now, no device in the chain even breaks a sweat under peak load (15Mb pipe full).

  2. okinawajoe Says:

    We are looking to implement Squid 3.X in InterceptionProxy mode in support of a 12,000 user ISP network. I am looking for some advice / best practices on hardware requirements and resources to support this size of a user base in a transparent caching architecture.

    We currently have Squid installed on a Quad Core box with 8GB RAM and 750GB 7200 RPM Hard Drives. I expect to have two, or based on feedback or design guides, four of these boxes running WCCP sitting off to the side of a Cisco ASR doing their thing.

    We have a 1Gb connection with full backbone IPV4 peering (IPV6 capable, but not there yet). Any feedback on this is greatly appreciated.

    V/R – Alan Joseph

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