Re: ADVICE NEEDED: Netscape Proxy Server with Squid Server as a parent

From: Dancer <>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 11:19:32 +1000

Apparently Netscape Proxy (current version) supports some version or
other of ICP. I've got two child-caches using it.


Chris Keladis wrote:
> Hi Dusan,
> As far as i know no NT applications (barring Squid for NT currently under
> development i think :-) ) support ICP.
> ICP is the protocol used to "talk" to other cache's. I know MS Proxy Server
> 2.0 uses another protocol which abbreviation escapes my mind at the moment..
> I assume Netscape Proxy server would be compatible with MS Proxy 2.0's
> protocol rather than Squid's. (Is it MCP ?)
> Your best bet would probably be to find out what is going on the with
> development of Squid for WinNT (i've seen a few emails saying it's been
> ported but havent really looked at it's availability), and install some
> Squids for NT and use ICP between them.
> With the addition of Squid for NT, i think Squid is vastly becoming one of
> the most configurable, flexible & economical, proxy servers out there, keep
> up the great work guys/gals! :-)
> Regards, Chris.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 8:03 AM
> To:
> Subject: ADVICE NEEDED: Netscape Proxy Server with Squid Server as a
> parent
> Hello,
> I have been a dedicated Unix sys admin for almost 13 years now. Squid Proxy
> server
> has been one of my favourite "tools" of the trade. I have been using it at
> various sites
> (ISPs, schools, large commercial sites, defense sites...). So far, so good!
> In order to prevent unnecessary load on Internet (with this message), I
> have extensively
> searched various databases for a solution. Since I have not found it, I am
> politely asking
> members of this mailing list for an advice.
> This is the scenario: upstream ISP uses Squid Proxy Server. For some
> reasons (difficult for
> me to explain), the company plans to use Netscape Proxy Server on its side.
> Now, I am
> not sure how Netscape Proxy Server under Windows/NT works (and could not
> find much
> useful information on the Net; plus, telephone call and an email message to
> Netscape
> Australia has still not been answered!?), so the question is simple:
> Can a Netscape Proxy Server (or for the sake of brevity, any other
> non-Unix
> proxy server) be used with Squid Proxy Server as a parent? In other
> words, if
> someone has a Netscape Proxy Server and wants to "delegate" requests to
> a Squid parent server - would it work? Has anyone done it? Is there a
> compatibility
> issue?
> I admit that my knowledge of Windows/NT environment is quite poor (and
> luckily, I do not
> need to support it).
> Quite frankly, I would prefer to continue to use Squid Proxy server at all
> sites I support, but alas,
> it is not always my decision what to do :)
> Thank you for your time to read this message and (maybe) respond to it.
> Regards from "down-under" (far away Australia),
> Dusan U. Baljevic, Senior Consultant/Unix Systems Manager
> CSC Australia,
> Member of: ACM, ACS, WIA
> Amateur Radio: VK2COT, VK4FCW, YU6FO, YU6ZCW

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