take pressure off proxy server?

Cary Gordon listuser at CHILLCO.COM
Thu Oct 17 20:21:03 EDT 2013

The answer is that you should move to EZProxy sooner than later. WAM, like Squid and other similar solutions, is resource intensive. EZProxy is not. It is easy to setup and configure, and it is supported by a great community (and, of course, OCLC). It was very inexpensive when we worked with it, and I don't think that it is very expensive now.

I believe it is likely that doing the move now would take less resources than trying to fix your WAM issue.



Amy Lynn Fry <afry at BGSU.EDU> wrote:

> From: Web technologies in libraries [WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] on behalf of Amy Lynn Fry [afry at BGSU.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:31 AM
> Subject: [WEB4LIB] take pressure off proxy server?
> Hi!
> I am brand new to Web4Lib.
> We currently use WAM proxy. Every semester, during our busiest times, our proxy server tends to get overloaded, and, as a result, people cannot access resources. They either don’t load, or users get a 402 or a 403 error.
> Is there a way we could set up our resources to take pressure off our proxy server? (without having two links in every record)
> We are investigating moving to EZProxy, and I’m really, really hoping we will do that next year, but I’d like to be able to offer our patrons a more reliable experience using our resources NOW. Can anyone help me?
> Thanks,
> Amy
> Amy Fry
> Electronic Resources Coordinator
> Bowling Green State University
> Jerome Library
> Bowling Green, OH 43403
> 419.372.2690
> afry at bgsu.edu
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