proxy caching

From: Michael Mansour <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 11:10:12 +1000 (EST)


I'm hoping someone can help in my understanding of the way Squid works.
I'm currently questioning whether Squid is actually reading from my
cached drive.

The primary box I use for caching is on, this is on my
local linux box, and is where I want all web requests brought to if the
pages are cached here, after that, it should check the neighbors. 98% of
all clients are located on, which is connected via
ethernet lan to the linux box.

My setup follows (the options I show below are what I've actually set, all
the rest of the options are on default values):

I've currently setup two neighbors (I don't understand the difference
between parents and neighbors):

cache_host neighbor 3128 3130
cache_host neighbor 3128 3130

My local domain I've set is:


I have not got the local_ip setting set for speed purposes.

neighbor_timeout 8

cache_mem 16

cache_swap 170

client_lifetime 300

shutdown_lifetime 30

acl manager proto cache_object
acl localhost src
acl all src

acl SSL_ports port 443 563

http_access deny manager !localhost
http_access deny CONNECT !SSL_ports
icp_access allow all


Considering the link here is not superfast, are those settings
appropriate? Because when looking in my hierarchy.log file, I always seem
to notice that although I know the pages are cached here, it never logs a
hit here but only on neighbors.

The proxy used to run superfast, but nowadays is very slow.

Any help here is appreciated. Thankyou.

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Received on Sat Jun 29 1996 - 18:03:01 MDT

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