Thanks for the fast answer.
> from my expirience, squid performance depends on the RAM settings in
> squid.conf, the defaults are very low ~8 MB, if I remember right, just
> be aware, that squid uses 3 x the memory you set in squid.conf (cache_mem).
> But if you have enough, why not let squid use it.
Eh, actually it has got no RAM, that's why I ask. I could go for 128Mb
RAM and a 45 Gb disk or just 256Mb RAM. Perhaps I could find money for
more, but I do not really think so... The box is not going to do
anything else than proxying (well, also network filtering, but that
should not take up huge amounts of memory).
Quote:> If the 45 GB disc is not that slow, compared with the 3 GB, I would go for
> the big one, just remember to check the cache size, from time to time, or
> even better, write a small script that mails you the cache usage, periodicaly.
Actually I believe the 45Gb disk to be faster than the 3Gb one (I do not
know the speeds of the 3Gb one). Yeah, I know the usage of IDE disks is
discouraged, but there is not money for scsi...
> Has a well written FAQ, if you didn't saw it.
Thanks for the link. I'm still a little puzzled whether to choose the
45Gb+128Mb or the 3Gb+256Mb. I think it will be the 3Gb+256Mb - any