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Re: [K12OSN] Squid Proxy server specs

Remember to keep in mind how big a pipe you have to the outside world.
If you are connecting to the internet through a 1.5Mb T1, you don't need
a server capable of handling 10Mb or 100Mb from 100 users.


David Trask wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm having a blast learning more about Squid and DansGuardian (I use the
> Squid and SquidGuard packages with the K12LTSP disc).  Two things....I'm
> about to buy a server to use for my proxy server / internet filter running
> RH 7.2, Squid, and DansGuardian.  I have about 175-200 users max (in other
> words we have over 175 machines)....with probably a peak of 75 concurrent
> users (and that will be very rare).  What do folks recommend for
> processor...RAM...Hard drive size and speed and so forth for this server.
>  Second...are any folks out there using SquidGuard or DansGuardian....I'm
> interested to find out how you manage your blacklists and whether or not
> you feel your solution blocks too much or too little.  I lean to
> DansGuardian just a bit due to the expression filtering which in my K-8
> setting catches some of the sites that are not listed in SquidGuard....and
> DansGuardian also uses the SquidGuard blacklists.  What are your
> opinions...help me make some decisions.  Thanks!
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
> (207)923-3100
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