Re: Using Squid to route around network routing problems

From: Gregory Borodiansky <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 13:32:44 +0200

Kolics Bertold, University of Veszprem wrote:

> > Is there a way to have Squid fetch objects directly from the source,
> > unless Squid cannot connect to the source.
> > If Squid cannot fetch the
> > object directly from the source, then attempt to fetch it from
> > another Squid Cache?
> This sentence is a bit confusing to me... :-/
> As I understand, you want to go direct and if your connection via
> Sprintlink goes down you want to use sibling caches.
> As far as I know this cannot be done with squid and this problem is not to
> be solved at the application layer...
There is a partial solution: use tag <source_ping on>.
So, if source host will provide better response time, it'll be
used directly. I tried this option, but was worried about note from
squid.conf, that it "may send a fair amount of ICP traffic" and
"irritate" paranoid network admins(I'm one of them, understand me
properly, please). At least I've seen a "fair amount" of log messages.

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Received on Thu Feb 13 1997 - 03:46:54 MST

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