Re: Netscape parent & redundancy

From: Martin Ibert <>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 10:13:27 +0200

MSF on Squidlist wrote:
> Hi,
> I got these questions:
> a. Is it possible to have a netscape proxy as a parent? I don't know much
> about netscape, but it is said to not support ICP-queries.

It is possible. I run a department squid behind the company Netsca?re.

> b. As far as I understand squid asks it's parent whether it's got a certain
> object or whether it should go fetch it itself.

AFAIK, it can't do that if the parent doesn't speek ICP.

> When telling squid it sits
> behind a firewall it always uses the parent to get objects, like putting
> the 'slave'-option into /etc/named.boot.

Yes. That is what we do. It works quite well, actually.

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Ibert, BB-DATA GmbH, phone: +49-30-245-56582
Brunnenstraße 111, D-13355 Berlin, Germany, fax: +49-30-245-56577
Received on Wed Apr 09 1997 - 01:26:17 MDT

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