DEAD/REVIVED the yoyo effect

From: Julianne Weekers <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:42:02 +1000 (GMT+1000)


I regularly get messages in my cache.log such as

97/04/30 14:45:21| Detected DEAD Sibling:
97/04/30 14:45:52| Detected REVIVED Sibling:

The siblings share the same 100Mb ethernet and while both are busy,
neither is overloaded. The squid processes do not die. There just seems
to be some confusion as to whether they are up sometimes.

I also get these errors for local parent caches. For overseas parent
caches, it just registers as 'down' the whole time.

Is this indicative of some gross misconfiguration on my part?

I'm running squid-1.1.10 on DEC alpha 500's (Digital Unix).
Julianne Weekers (
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Received on Wed Apr 30 1997 - 00:17:31 MDT

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