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Re: [K12OSN] Fw: Squid is slow

On Sat, 29 Jun 2002, Caleb Wagnon wrote:

>This gentleman has the same setup as I do except my squid box is a separate
>server for the entire district and the terminals use it just like any other
>machine does. His is on the same server is the only difference I see. He's
>using the same thinknic terminals as I am. 100mb, 266, 64mb ram. All his
>other traffic is fine, his terminals are fast I'm assuming. When he bypasses
>the proxy it is quick, but when he uses that proxy it's slow. I reall ythink
>its something in his settings somehow. I'll try to get him to mail me his

It sounds like a DNS problem to me. Have him log onto the console on the
proxy server and do a lookup of something like google ("host google.com").
If that takes a long time (especially if it takes approx. 30 seconds) or fails
completely, it's almost definately a DNS problem. Have him double check that
/etc/resolv.conf is set the same as a server that is known to work well.


>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bert Rolston" <BertR wanganui-city school nz>
>To: <k12osn redhat com>
>Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 3:59 AM
>Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Fw: Squid is slow
>> Hi Caleb,
>> I'm working from memory here (what I've read so far).
>> More below.........
>> >
>> >
>> > > I'm scratching my head on this. I'll send a message out to the
>> listserv.
>> > > Perhaps the problem is you're running squid on the same box you're
>> running
>> > > terminal services on. I don't know if that's the case, but I have
>> > some
>> > > squeaks about squid needing to be on a separate box. I'll let you knwo
>> > > something as soon as I figure something out.
>> >From what I can remember, SQUID on the same server can be bypassed in
>> certain circumstances.
>> What speed is the internet connection?
>> What are the terminal specs. I ran into a weird one on my Win4Lin test
>> machine (P75, 16MB ram, 100mbps nic). When I tested on the office machine
>> the problem went away (P133 48MB ram, 10mbps nic). So go figure.
>> Can't think of anything else.
>> Cheers,
>> Bert

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