szsori wrote:netbrain wrote:Why on earth are you guys using squid?!
I tried installing Photoshop as our proxy and for some reason it didn't work. (har?)
I believe Varnish only works on Windows using Cygwin. I'm guessing that probably decreases performance. If I'm wrong or if there's a better Windows based solution we can use, let us know and we'll look into it. Whatever we go with needs to work in both Windows and Linux, and needs to be able to easily installed and configured using information provided by us. Our long term goal is to allow people to run their own reverse proxies that are dynamically added/removed from our round-robin pool.
Well i can tell you this, varnish greatly improves caching, a large newspaper in my country substituted 12 squid proxies with 1 varnish installation. 1!!!
So how hard can it be to get a linux box to serve with varnish as reverse proxy? And why on earth are you dependent on a windows environment?
In addition, varnish is easy! varnish is open source, and it works brilliantly.... Go ahead and read some case studies.