RE: Problem with multi-homed Web servers

From: Paquette, Trevor <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 10:00:40 -0600

Just wondering about the status on this one..

IMHO, if the first IP fails, try the next one, and so on and so on..

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Duane Wessels []
>Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 1997 3:18 PM
>Subject: Re: Problem with multi-homed Web servers
> writes:
>>I seem to have stumbled across a problem in Squid that was just recently
>>corrected in the Apache proxy module.
>>I tried connecting to the "" site (which has four IP
>>addresses associated with it) after having connected to it moments
>>earlier, and immediately recieved a "connection refused" error from
>>Squid. I hit "reload" and it came right up.
>>I'm not quite sure if I'm reading the code correctly, but it looks like
>>what might be happening is that if a site with multiple IP addresses
>>refuses a connection on the first IP address tried, none of the others are
>>tried. Is this actually what Squid is doing, only trying one IP address
>>on a given host? Or did I just run into a strange one-off fluke?
>Currently we only try one address. If the connection fails, the
>offending address is removed from the pool. If the connection
>succeeds, we will use the next address for the next connection to
>that host.
>Duane W.
Received on Wed Apr 16 1997 - 09:10:18 MDT

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