Re: redirect from within ?

From: Marc van Selm <>
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 10:26:25 +0100

At 05:07 PM 5/12/97 PDT, Duncan Anker wrote:
>>Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 22:11:16 +0200
>>From: Garry Glendown <>
>>To: "" <>
>>Subject: redirect from within ?
>>I just checked into the redirector-mechanism of squid ... while it amy
>>work fine, I think that calling an external program every time an object
>>is fetched might be a little slow ... :-) Is there any work in progress
>>to change this to a mechanism that contacts a running daemon process to
>>do the work? With an appropriate source fragment for the daemon itself,
>>anybody could write a filter fit for his own use ...
>Sorry, I'm not sure I understand. Squid starts up a certain number
>of redirector processes (5 by default) when it starts, the same
>as it does with the DNS servers. How could it be any faster without
>compiling redirection into itself?
>Or is this a different version of Squid? I'm using 1.1.10 ...

No you are correct! Squid pre-starts a number of redirectors (default 5).
The multiple redirectors prevent blocking (tune the number to your needs and
speed of the redirector tool) The redirector processes stay alive as long as
squid is running.

Marc van Selm
NATO C3 Agency
Communication Systems Division, A-Branch
Received on Mon May 12 1997 - 23:34:07 MDT

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