[plug] Proxy Cache Hit Rate

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Tue Dec 22 11:41:00 UTC 2015

On 22/12/15 16:32, Bill Kenworthy wrote:
> On 22/12/15 16:17, Onno Benschop wrote:
>> Quick survey:
>> If you manage or have access to a proxy cache server, what is your
>> current cache hit rate?
>> Background:
>> I've just been told they're obsolete and a waste of time since the hit
>> rate is low and all it does is add latency. Suffice to say, I'm not
>> convinced :-)

> Be convinced ...
> I dropped squid as a proxy nearly 4 years ago now for just that reason.
>   The more https traffic you have, the less useful it is and it does add
> latency. The hit rate was getting"miserable" even back then.

Seconded. The advent of https for everything has decimated the 
efficiency of a proxy. I still use one but only because I've been too 
lazy to get rid of it, and I use it as a blocking filter for a load of 
stuff (like a gazillion url's Windows 10 uses to update and report home).

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