Re: Auto-bypassing a parent when parent is down

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 14:13:59 +1000

The problem, Duane, is that in many cases the costs of bandwidth coming
off proxy servers is much reduced. Therefore, site setups want to
absolutely forbid squid to fetch directly for ANY reason whatsoever
_unless_ the parent(s) should go down, not be reachable etc.

inside_firewall fits the first order of business, prevent lots of messy
and expensive direct traffic, but things go haywire if connectivity to
your parent(s) is lost.

Duane Wessels wrote:
> Dancer writes:
> >I have a patch for that, against squid 1.1.20. If all configured parents
> >cease working it goes directly instead of producing the '...and the host
> >is beyond your firewall' message. When the parent comes back, it'll
> >resume using it.
> >
> >
> I must be missing something.
> If you want to 'auto-bypass a parent when parent is down' you
> should NOT be using the firewall settings.
> Bypassing DOWN parents is the default behaviour.
> Duane W.

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