Re: How to force using single parent?

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 20:11:17 -0600

Marc Haber writes:

>I would like to test some network performance and have convinced an
>admin of a site near mine to allow me to use his squid as a parent for
>mine. I would like to force my squid to always query my parent's squid
>even if I could reach the site myself.
>I have configured:
>cache_host parent 3128 3130
>inside_firewall my-local-network'
>and re-started my squid. When I try to retrieve a page from my squid,
>I get an error message saying
> "Unable to Retrieve
>The system returned:
> No neighbors or parents were queried and the host is beyond your
>The cache administrator may need to double-check the cache
>When I remove the inside_firewall setting, my squid does not use the
>parent at all (courtesy of my tcpdump and his logs).
>What am I doing wrong?

Probably you are not able to exchange UDP (e.g. ICP) traffic
between the two caches. Try

cache_host parent 3128 3130 no-query default

Duane W.
Received on Fri Jul 17 1998 - 19:12:19 MDT

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