2.0RC1 Slow Squid proxy server
Yes. I know it has been discussed thousands of times but I'm still facing difficulties setting up a firewall/squid server.
As everyone of you know, file transfer rates are slow, compared to bandwidth available. I've already STF countless times, applied the famous /boot/loader.conf mod, sysctl mod and I still cannot exceed 3mbps from 12mpbs available. I'm running the latest 2.0 build, with fairly standard options, no big suprises. CPU, RAM, etc never exceed 50% usage (even being an old Celeron 2.8GHz with a gig of ram)
And of course, whenever I shutdown squid, and forward the HTTP traffic directly through the firewall, I get normal download speeds.
Famous /boot/loader.conf mod
Any (new) ideas?
using this as /boot/loader.conf
seems to let squid download about 20% (or about 40-80MB) of a file at full link speed. After that, the speed just tumbles to 200-300kbits/s. Really frustrating. Not using any traffic shaping mechanisms.