Re: timeouts

From: Dancer <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 10:57:26 +1000

Javier Puche. CSIC RedIRIS wrote:

> Hi all,
> Running Squid 1.1.18 on a Sun Ultra-2 running Solaris 2.6 I am having
> the following problem:
> Some requests return a timeout error, the thing is that Squid returns
> the timeout error in a very little time (about 10 secconds or less).
> The directive for timeout is set to about two minutes so the only
> reason I suspect is that the Operating System TCP stack has some
> parameter that needs tuning for being more permisive with timeouts, I
> am trying to find it but if any of you has had any experience with that
> I thank the help. Any help from people who had also suffered timeouts
> problems will be great, the problem might be other that what I was
> pointing out.
> Our links with USA have very high packet loss, but going directly
> instead of through the proxy, the document is normally succesfully
> retrieved (though pretty slowly)

Such are the complaints I'm getting. Doesn't work with the proxy, works
fine direct. Of course, a few hours later when I come to check it...No
problems. I pin it on the browsers retrying connections (which they do, if
the first fails).


> Browsing today's log I see 14000 TIMEOUT_DIRECT (out of 1 million
> TCP+UDP requests, only 169236 external fetches) and Calamaris
> statistics show that almost 7% requests are ERR_CONNECT_FAIL; there
> are few ERR_READ_TIMEOUT ... by the way, where can I find info on the
> meaning of each ERR code ??

Try the user-guide or the FAQ. Both accessible from the Squid homepage,, check out the release notes for Squid.


Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Mon Jan 19 1998 - 17:04:02 MST

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