Re: Pb with some url indirection

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 18:37:30 -0500 (EST)

I've had similar problems and was able to solve them through the use of
the connect-retry patch. What was happening for me is that one of several
IP addresses for a given name would be down, and if Squid tried to query
one of those it would time out. The connect retry patch gives Squid the
intelligence to figure out which IP's are failed -- if any -- and use the
ones that work.

The ICMP pinging stuff (compile time option) helped my cache in the
hierarchy. It allows Squid to determine which parent would be best to
fetch a particular object from, thus lowering the total response time.


On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Lionel Bouton wrote:

> Some users reported me problems with certain urls. They are waiting an
> unusual long period of time or the request eventually fail. If they don't
> use the proxy they don't have the problem with the same urls (local caches
> are disabled in order to have a fair comparison).
> When I want to check the urls involved, I don't notice the problem so it
> could be limited to the first access.
> After checking in the logs I found out that each of these slow/faulty page
> downloads correspond to a TCP_MISS/302 (an url redirection).
> Is it a known problem and does a solution exist?
> I noticed another problem with some ftp sites:
> squid seems to be unable to cache some objects, it releases them as soon as
> the download ends.
> for example:
> g-0.4.pdf.gz
> is not cacheable.
> Gyver
> _____________________________________________
> Lionel Bouton
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