DIRECT vs Parent fetches

From: Wayne Salamonsen <>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 15:22:53 +0800

Hi all,
        just wanting to clarify a point about Squid's fetching algorithm. I am
looking at a situation where I have the choice between making web requests
via a solitary parent or directly. Is there any way in which squid can be
configured to request from both sources and return whichever response is

My own understanding is that if a parent is configured and is alive and
well, it will always be used in preference to a direct fetch (unless
directed to go direct for particular domains or URLs of course).

If I am correct, then does anyone know of an existing patch providing this
dual fetch functionality?

Wayne Salamonsen
R&D Engineer

Internet Research & Development Unit Email:
National University of Singapore URL:
Computer Centre Ph: +65 771 5238
10 Kent Ridge Crescent Fax: +65 872 6205
Received on Sun Nov 30 1997 - 23:31:11 MST

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