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Re: Squid Performance - Default Options Tweak?



Thank you again Paul.

> Why are you forwarding DNS queries to your ISP's nameservers rather than
> having your bind look them up itself? I find that running my own
nameserver
> works much better than forwarding all queries to my ISP.

That is a very good question. I thought, my ISP server would handle queries
better and more up to date in terms of root name servers information. Maybe,
I was wrong.
Well, i'll take your suggestion now to switch to my own DNS server. But one
more thing, is there a major bug in the BIND version that comes with RedHat
9?
I noticed that, we cannot stop it with 'service named stop'; I had to do
'killall named'.

Thank you very much. How about Squid? Any suggestions on its default options
tweak?

Regards,
Vidol

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Howarth" <paul city-fan org>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: Squid Performance - Default Options Tweak?


> Kh Linux wrote:
> > Dear all:
> >
> > I am installing Squid on RedHat 9 out of the Distro CDs on a Dell
PowerEdge
> > 1300 Server, Pentium III RAM 256MB. I've been trying it out for 1 week
now
> > with the default options. It seems very slow.
> >
> > Could someone guide me with some useful tips to tweak the default
options of
> > the /etc/squid/squid.conf file for better performance?
> >
> > Also, I installed BIND to act as the DNS server; but i configured it to
> > forward queries to my ISP DNS. Could this be the major traffic block to
my
> > connection to ISP?
> >
> > Since I started to use Squid and BIND, my ISP notified me that, my 1Mbps
> > leased-line connection has always been saturated.
> >
> > Could it be because of Squid or DNS forwarding or a virus?
>
> Look in the logs to see what's happening.
>
> /var/log/squid/access.log
>
> Turn on query logging for bind (rndc querylog) if it isn't already on,
then
> look in
>
> /var/log/messages
>
> Why are you forwarding DNS queries to your ISP's nameservers rather than
> having your bind look them up itself? I find that running my own
nameserver
> works much better than forwarding all queries to my ISP.
>
> Paul.
>
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