RE: TCP connection to x.x.x.x failed

From: Rania Fakhoury <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 1997 10:22:27 +0200

Hi all,

I sent this query last week but I did get any answer. Well now the problem
is getting serious because my parent B has a TCP connection failed with A
although they are on same network. Is there any bug in squid ?

Please help


I am running 2 squid 1.1.16 on linux 2.0.30 (Squid A with 256 Mb and Squid
B with 96 Mb). The 2 PC running squid are on the same ethernet (10Mb).

B has 2 parents A and C with the following configuration.

cache_host C parent 8082 7 default no-query weight=90
cache_host A parent 8082 7 default no-query weight=10
cache_host A sibling 8082 3134 proxy-only

I want B to fectch from C most of the time and if C is down to fetch from
A. But sometimes, I get an error in cache.log "TCP connection to
x.x.x.x/8082 failed". When I get this error, I try manullay to access the
cache with port 8082 and it answers back.

Why squid is failing to make a tcp connection with the cache while at the
same time the cache reponds normally to a telnet on its port? ( I mean
telnet A 8082). Should I increase the weight?


Rania Fakhoury
System Administrator
Cyberia s.a.l
Beirut Lebanon
Tel: 961-1-744101
Fax: 961-1-744102
Received on Tue Sep 30 1997 - 01:27:03 MDT

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