What if Squid goes down?

From: Chuck Pitre <chuck@dont-contact.us>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 10:09:05 -0500 (EST)

Hi, I work for an ISP and we are are about to setup SQUID as our PROXY
server. Now the proxy is fairly important for web surfing; if it
goes down, web surfing as a whole goes down unless users know how to
change their web settings to get out of proxy mode (not likely).

This is where I get stuck... If SQUID goes down, how do I notify 4 000 +
browsers that are on-line using the proxy, not to use it :) I have heard
of people using Jscripts... mind you I have never gotten an example of
one, so I'm not sure exactly how that works....

What are other poeple out there doing to avoid this kind of problem.

Chuck Pitre chuck@vianet.on.ca
ViaNet Internet Solutions Technical Consultant
128 Larch Street ph: 675-0400
P3E 5J8 fax: 675-0404

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Received on Tue Dec 09 1997 - 07:36:01 MST

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