Re: Frequent ERR_DNS_FAIL in Squid 1.1.beta19

From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 96 10:43:47 +0100

On Thursday 14 November 96, at 10 h 19, the keyboard of wrote:

> I just upgraded from Squid-1.1beta5 to Squid-1.1beta19 and the rate of
> ERR_DNS_FAIL went straight up. I went from having 150-300 ERR_DNS_FAIL
> per day to 40 in 5 minutes (about 11000 per day). I downgraded the

On the French academic national cache (running on Alpha+OSF1), we see a
lot of ERR_DNS_FAIL with beta19 but all of them seem legitimate (many
spelling errors, but also remote DNS servers actually dead, etc). I send
you the best we got:

96/11/13 18:02:32| ERR_DNS_FAIL:


Otherwise, everything seems fine. After investigation, it appears that
all our DNS errors can be traced to the end user or to the remote site's
name servers.
Received on Thu Nov 14 1996 - 01:44:29 MST

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