Re: two squid's, two net connections.

From: James McOrmond <>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 10:57:36 -0500 (EST)

> If the parent dies/is-unreachable/goes-up-in-flames/is-flung-out-past-the-orbit-of-mars (by some
> bizarre gravitic anomaly) we want to go direct _until_ it comes back up.

sound about right.

> The best solution I could come up with was a periodic test. I test to see if we can talk to them
> (every five minutes).

ugh. I was hoping for something a little more internal that that.

> I'd love a nicer solution to's a daft idea:
> cache_host none direct 0 0 default no-query ignore-firewall

interesting thought.

maybe there will be some support for something like this in the next version. I've tried
all the cache-host option tags I can find but no luck.

I even tried setting up the firewall settings, with the faster squid being a much higher
priority than an external cache, thinking it would get all the requests if it was up, and
the system just didn't move down to the lower priority one.

James A. McOrmond - AmigaOS and Linux Admin.
Jammys.Net Systems - Fidonet Gateway & UUCP feed provider, Ottawa, ON
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