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Product: Varnish

Varnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator. Varnish is targeted primarily at the FreeBSD 6 and Linux 2.6 platforms, and will take full advantage of the virtual memory system and advanced I/O features offered by these operating systems.

Varnish was written from the ground up to be a high performance caching reverse proxy. Squid is a forward proxy that can be configured as a reverse proxy. Besides - Squid is rather old and designed like computer programs where supposed to be designed in 1980.

Varnish is reported to be 10x-20x faster than Squid on the same hardware.

Reader Comments (1)

Just curious about how you intend on using it? Whenever I try to base anything on random starting points the counter argument is that you can't guarantee it will be unique. Randomness makes people uncomfortable. They like guaranteed unique and nice predictable monotonically increasing numbers. That's my experience anyway

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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