SquidProxy slows my internet down

  • Good day,

    I am having internet issues with my SquidProxy, i require it to block users from access areas of the internet that they shouldn't. I have it as a transparent proxy and the cache size is about 6GB.

    I have a 50Mb data line and when SquidProxy is off it runs like a dream, the moment it's on and activated then it slows down the entire center. it's not too slow but there is a very noticeable difference in speeds when its on and off.

    thank you

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    No shit really - who would of ever thunk that running a proxy would slow down the connection ;)  Dude really… Yes a proxy is going to be a performance hit!!

  • LOL! thank you very much for that John….

    is there any other way to block users by groups and categories other than Squidproxy and NOT have performance hits?

  • LAYER 8 Global Moderator

    Depends what is more important to you, you say it not too slow.

    Keep in mind that the vast majority of net traffic not static any more - most everything is dynamic.  So your cache is not going to buy you much.. Browsers cache most of their own static stuff anyway.

    Using explicit vs transparent would be better, since now your not forwarding all your 80 traffic to your proxy port and just hitting the proxy port directl.  Also what hardware are you running this on?  How exactly are you benchmarking your slowdown?

    Have your users actually complained about the performance hit?

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