Re: Squid vs. Netscape Proxy

From: Joe Abley <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 07:59:17 +1200 (NZST)

On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Michael Ferioli wrote:

> OK - SNMP manageable

Is there a MIB extension for caches? I was under the impression that there
was no agreement about the content of such a MIB as yet...

> ?? - CARP makes all three servers appear as a single server

You could use round-robin DNS to spread client connections over all three
caches, and run ICP between the caches. For example, if you have cache1,
cache2 and cache3 numbered as, and you could

        cache1 IN A
        cache2 IN A
        cache3 IN A
        cache IN CNAME cache1
                        IN CNAME cache2
                        IN CNAME cache3

If clients connect to "cache" always (and not "cache1", "cache2" or
"cache3") then the load will be crudely spread across the machines.


Joe Abley <>      Tel +64 9 912-4065, Fax +64 9 912-5008
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Received on Mon Apr 20 1998 - 13:09:12 MDT

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