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#1 2012-09-26 02:49:15

ngoonee
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From: Between Thailand and Singapore
Registered: 2009-03-17
Posts: 6,830

Speed difference between direct and local-proxied connections?

I'm using tinyproxy with roadwarrior's script (for automatic modification of tinyproxy.conf).

I just realized that I get very different download speeds (about 10% of absolute speed) when tinyproxy is running vs setting the proxy manually.

My current setup is to have tinyproxy running and every app on the laptop pointed towards localhost:8888. Tinyproxy either does no redirection (standard case) or redirects to proxy.myuni.edu.my:8080 which is the proxy I need when at university. I also set http_proxy and related env variables to localhost:8888

Simply speaking - if I set http_proxy directly to proxy.myuni.edu.my:8080 I get MUCH faster download speeds. Any idea why? The closest I could find is this thread but those settings seem like they'd apply to my connection with or without proxying.


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