Re: Squid across modem lines

From: Duane Wessels <wessels>
Date: Fri, 09 Aug 96 16:00:58 -0700 writes:

>I manage the Squid cache of a small Internet access provider and several
>customers have Unix boxes connected to our cache through modem lines (28
>kb/s in the best case).
>When they install Squid on their Unix machines (typically Linux), and
>declare the provider's cache as parent, they often have TIMEOUT_DIRECT,
>probably because Squid cannot reply fast enough for modem links. The best
>workaround seems to raise neighbor_timeout to 10 seconds on the
>customer's cache.
>Does it have drawbacks?

If they use a single parent, there should be no drawbacks.

>Is there another and better way to do it? (inside_firewall to force
>access through the parent?)

If the parent cache is reliable enough (i.e. always up and running)
then they could use the 'single_parent_bypass' line and avoid the ICP
pings altogether.

Duane W.
Received on Fri Aug 09 1996 - 16:00:59 MDT

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