[CentOS] which http proxy to choose
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Wed Oct 25 21:45:12 UTC 2006
is there a multi-threaded proxy out there?
Leonardo Vilela Pinheiro wrote:
>> Which http proxy to choose nowadays?
>> Squid? But as far as I understand it is single process which sounds not
>> too effective for current dual cpu dual core servers.
>> Apache? Something else?
> You could span multiple instances of Squid on different ports. Don´t
> forget to make different processes use differente pid files, otherwise
> they will quit with this error: "Squid is already running". Keep in
> mind that Squid needs quick access to its cache (hard drive). I don´t
> know if several Squid processes are able to share the same cache -
> take a look and tell us.
> Or you could use several virtual servers with virtualization (Xen,
> VMware, etc). Again, this might not be the most optimized scheme for
> hard drive access. I would *try* this option, if Xen is an option and
> the CPU is able to do full virtualization.
> Both options might use round robin through iptables to balance the load.
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