RE: What if Squid goes down?

From: Umar Goldeli <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:22:37 -0500 (EST)

Why not just use a proxy.pac with several options etc... if the proxy
becomes unavailable - go DIRECT for a while until problems are fixed... or
of course, point to a different proxy.. totally transparent too (apart
from the fact that users have to config the proxy.pac file).

> A simple, expensive and inelegant solution would be to have two
> machines, both with the same IP address, one connected to your LAN, the
> other on standby (physically disconnected from your network). If you
> have problems, unplug one and plug in the other...(Im sure there are
> other far more elegant solutions)
> Barrie Hall
> Senior Networks/Software Engineer
> Aurora Communications Ltd
> 25A Paul St North, North Ryde
> Sydney, Australia
> 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
> ViaNet Internet Solutions Technical Consultant
> 128 Larch Street ph: 675-0400
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Received on Tue Dec 09 1997 - 17:33:06 MST

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