Re: fetching cgi from parent

From: Dancer <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 18:39:20 +1000

I have a patch that causes squid to go direct if (and only if) no parents are
currently available. Nobody really showed any interest in it though.


Wayne Salamonsen wrote:

> Hi all,
> in the midst of configuring a cache (v1.1.20). This cache needs to fetch
> the bulk of its traffic via a parent (including cgi scripts). There is a
> list of subsites however that it can go direct for. However, even for these
> sites we would prefer to use a parent and only fetch directly if the parent
> is down for some reason.
> This introduces a few issues. I have the functionality working by setting
> the inside_firewall option to none. This forces all requests to go via the
> parent. For my subset of caches that can go direct, I can use the
> inside_firewall option to allow them. This however has the unfortunate
> aspect that those sites which it CAN go direct for, it will ALWAYS go
> direct. I would prefer it to still use the parent cache if possible.
> If I do not use the inside_firewall option, the desired functionality
> exists, except I cannot find a way to turn off the default behaviour of
> going direct for cgi scripts and those containing ? (the hierarchy_stoplist
> option).
> Is there a way to switch off this default behaviour? If there is, I would
> prefer that solution to the inside_firewall option. If not, I will have to
> make do with inside_firewall and put up with the small negative aspects.
> Comments appreciated...
> Wayne
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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 Thu Mar 05 1998 - 00:53:33 MST

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