www/squid's cache dir

timp timp87 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 08:05:46 UTC 2015

Hi Nick!

> FWIW, I have the squid port installed on hundreds of systems, however I do 
> not use the port defaults and have logs and cache on a separate filesystem 
> mounted in /squid (i.e., /squid/logs, /squid/cache). In my opinion, it 
> makes sense for the port to default to using /var/squid/cache and 
> /var/squid/logs, which I believe is already the case? 

No, it's not the case for the log dir.

> In my opinion using /var/cache/squid/... does not make any sense. I'm not 
> exactly sure the intention of /var/cache - my systems only use it for 
> pkg(8), but it seems intended more for a temporary application cache in
> the 
> traditional sense and not so much for things like a web cache that need to 
> be much larger. 
> In reality, I would think that most users of squid with a reasonably sized 
> cache-dir would need to relocate squid cache and logs to a filesystem of 
> larger size than the average /var, or mount /var/squid elsewhere in which 
> case they would likely want /var/squid of the /var filesystem to be empty. 

Ok, a small squid installation can live with /var/squid/cache or
/var/cache/squid, it doesn't matter. If user wants to use squid extensively
he/she does the additional work manually. That's what I understood.

Just looked into ubuntu and centos - they use /var/spool/squid as a default
cache dir.

So as a conclusion I'd got rid of /var/squid/logs.
Cache is in /var/squid/cache and logs are in /var/log/squid like right now.

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