[svlug] netscape comm. 4.74 not clearing cache
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Tue Aug 22 21:52:02 PDT 2000
Netscape's caching (along with the rest of the product) is bloated,
buggy, and slow.
Even if it were implemented correctly (which it's not), the cache serves
a single user and a single application. Multiple users on a single
machine cannot share the cache. Multiple applications run by a single
user cannot share the cache.
Squid moves caching to the system, or preferably, network level. I run
Squid as a transparent caching proxy on my OpenBSD firewall. Not only
does this serve all applications I run, all users running apps, and all
systems on the network, but it takes the storage, memory, and CPU
requirements for running a cache *off* my overloaded and aging
workstation (PII-180/96MB/6.4GB) and dumps them on an...older, but
mostly idling firewall server. Better allocation of resources, and a
win all around.
On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 06:53:16PM -0700, Rick Kwan wrote:
> This is off the list... Just out of curiousity, does that mean
> that in your view caching (or Netscape's way of doing it) buys
> you nothing?
> --Rick Kwan
> kmself at ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > Option that works for me:
> > - Install squid.
> > - Disable Netscape caching. Blow cache away.
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