Re: Two Squids Possible ?

From: Andreas Jung <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 10:21:17 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, David Ramahefason wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd like to know if it is possible to have two proxy on two machines...
> that runs together (on for production and one in backup).
> In fact I'd like to have a rescue proxy in the case the principal fails...

Running two squids on the same machine on the same port address is
normaly not possible. A better solution to restart a crashed squid is a
small script that checks very minute if squid is still alive - either via
looking at the process table or by checking whether the squid port is
still reachable or not. Two squids on one machine do not help when the
complete machine crashes :-) Best solution is using two maschine. However
it might not be easy to migrate the proxy service on the fly from one
machine to the backup server so that no user will notice the change.

Best regards

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Received on Wed Feb 26 1997 - 01:28:24 MST

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