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From "Gregor Schneider" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Question regarding Squid / Apache
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:04:15 GMT
Hi guys,

I'm wondering if setting up Squid as a reverse proxy in front of our
hardware-load-balanced Apache/Tomcat-installations could boost up

After I did some reading about Squid, I understood:

- Squid is caching requests
- I can prevent Squid from caching dynamic content
- Squid is SSL-compliant
- we would not use Squid as a load-balance
- Squid is caching the outgoing data within the file-system

And that's the point:

Why should it be faster serving a request via Squid that also loads
the data from the file-system then serving it via Apache HTTPD, that
also reads the data from the file-system?
As I said, our application is SSL-based and protected via
mod_auth_cookie_mysql / securty-constraint within Tomcat, if that
helps to judge on a possible performance-optimization.

Looking forward to your comments!

what's puzzlin' you, is the nature of my game
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