Henrik,

For people who're not used to work with Squid, the ACL's of Squid can be
very tricky. That's such a external programs can help for them.
Regarding performance: Like you said: if you 're using SMP system an
external program can 'improve' the performance if you have a lot of
acl's. Not on UP systems, I agree.

But I don't think most users of those external programs use this for the
performance, but just because it's sometimes easier to use.
At least, that's what I think.
(I'm also using a lot of ACL's, but I'm using -of course - the squid acl's)



Bart
Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

>On Fri, 9 Apr 2004, Schelstraete Bart wrote:
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>>If you have A LOT of ACL's, and you're not really familiar with Squid I
>>think you better to use an external program for this.
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>Why?
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>If you have SMP and use a lot of regex acls then yes, at least until Squid
>can scale on SMP. But for UP I cannot agree. But very large regex
>performance sucks using any approach as a list of regex expresions can not
>be optimized much..
>
>Regards
>Henrik
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