Re: Squid vs. Netscape Proxy

From: Michael Pelletier <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 09:24:55 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Michael Ferioli wrote:

> At 09:12 AM 4/21/98 +1200, Joe Abley wrote:
> >
> >I think the original poster was talking about distributing three caches
> >(or cache clusters) in the wide area. A cluster of unix boxes running
> >squid in each city (with round-robin DNS set up to spread load across each
> >machine in the cluster) should work pretty well.
> Exactly. But do you really think DNS round robin is a good solution?
> Why would an Ankara user use the Istanbul Cache? That wastes
> bandwidth which kind of defeats the whole idea of proxying.

If that's the case, then proxy.pac is the clear solution -- just use the
"myIpAddressIs()" function and the "isInNet()" function and pick the
appropriate proxy server based on that. However, the original poster
mentioned "CARP," which is a load-balancing, cache-sharing protocol, isn't

        -Mike Pelletier.
Received on Tue Apr 21 1998 - 06:29:51 MDT

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