Re: FAQ ? and answer to newuser question

From: Dave Behr <>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 10:44:53 +0200

Hi Cord

Thanks for your help.

What you said makes sense. But I am still wondering what the difference
between a neigbour and a parent is. Does squid handle talking to a parent or
a neigbour differently - why have the 2 catagories?

BTW, I got 4 copies of your message!!??


Dave Behr

At 10:01 PM 9/9/96 +0200, you wrote:
>Hallo! Du (Dave Behr) hast geschrieben:
>>I have just started using squid v1.0.12 on Slackware Linux v3, kernel 1.2.13
>>I am looking for more info on setting squid.conf up and what values I should
>>use for some of the options. Does anyone know where I can get this, other
>>than what comes with squid.
>I don't know.
>I know that there are plans to build a manpage, a FAQ and a
>documentation for Squid (see 'volunteers wanted' on the Squid
>Homepage, but it seems to me that those activities don't go forward.
>It would be nice, if those people who volunteered for that, point
>out how things go.
>>One question I have is what is the difference between a neigbour or parent
>>proxy. Please forgive me if this info is obvious or available elsewhere - I
>>have had a look through the archive of this list.
>If you have neighbors and parents on your squid, and send a request
>to it, which is not yet in the local cache, then UDP-Requests are
>send out to the neighbors AND parents, to find out if those squids
>have the requested object in their cache.
>The fastest of the parents and neighbors that replies 'Yes, i have
>it' gets a request to send it (in the current versions of squid
>there is also the possibility to send the document direct in the UDP
>'Yes, I have it'-Reply.
>If none of the Neighbors and Parents have the object, the fastest
>parent (this is calculated with RTT/weight-factor (weight-factor is
>1 if not set or less than 1)) is queried for the object.
>Cord Beermann, Webmaster der FH Lippe
> |
Received on Tue Sep 10 1996 - 01:50:14 MDT

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