Does softupdate help squid ?

Norberto Meijome freebsd at
Tue Mar 18 11:18:23 UTC 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:26:11 -0400
Christopher Sean Hilton <chris at> wrote:

> Thanks for the enlightenment. My understanding is that Squid can do  
> both forward and reverse proxy. At least it it would seem so since  
> that's the way I'm using it. I did not know that varnish cannot be  
> used as a forward proxy though. As I said before, varnish is on my  
> list of things to investigate since it seems to have a much more  
> modern design than squid.

Varnish does look very interesting (specially the configuration side of
things). But, as you point out, it seems a more specific than Squid (or squid
more flexible, whatever :) ).

btw, does Squid 3 finally implement ESI? 

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