On 12 Sep 00, at 21:00, BMA wrote:
> Currently we have around 8 machines running Internet through Wingate.
> I'd like to know if there is any speed gain (and how much) going from
> gateway software like WinGate, Sygate, Linux proxy server (Squid) etc. to
> router solution. And is it the same, performance wise, using hardware
> router and software router (like IPRoute, FREESCO, Linux LRP etc).
Internet connection speeds are typically much slower than LAN
speeds. While the proxy may introduce a *delay*, I suspect that
throughput/bandwidth is probably not being limited by the proxy.
> And what would happen if we place a proxy server behind the router ? Does it
> improve internet access or hamper it instead ?
A proxy in this position is often used as a *firewall*, being
selective about what it will and won't proxy. Again, it may
introduce a slight delay but shouldn't be the limiting factor.
> Bharat Ale
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