[Cialug] HTTP Proxy CPU load

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Wed Jun 22 10:20:50 CDT 2005

That's an interesting machine.  It looks like it was from the days when HP
built machines like a tank.  Is it solid for your purposes?  Was getting
Gentoo going on it hard?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan A. Kollasch [mailto:jakllsch at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:09 AM
To: cialug at cialug.org
Subject: Re: [Cialug] HTTP Proxy CPU load

On Tuesday 21 June 2005 12:12 pm, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> Anybody running squid or another HTTP proxy?  Does the CPU get much 
> load on


> the machine?

no, but there are only like 3-4 client machines 

> what are the specs on the machine and how much memory does it have?

HP Visualize B180L running Gentoo: 180MHz PA7300LC CPU, 1/4GiB RAM, about 40

MB dedicated to caching a dial-up connection

> I'm looking at my proxy info wishing it had more RAM because the CPU 
> doesn't seem very busy at all.  I'm wondering if my results are 
> typical.

likely, I think all a proxy does is search its cache and shove data around, 
not much really

> -Nate
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