Re: heartbeat monitoring/failover list

From: Carlos Horowicz <>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 11:23:16 -0300

Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> In article <>,
> Martin Hamilton <> wrote:
> >At the recent WWW caching workshop in Manchester [1], there was quite
> >a bit of interest in developing a free software (or should that be
> >"open source" ?) system for doing the sort of heartbeat monitoring and
> >transparent failover characterised by various Unix/NT/switch vendors
> >"high availability" and "clustering" offerings. There doesn't appear
> >to be anything out there at the moment - unless you know better!
> Well there's some info in the Linux High Availability HOWTO.. most
> of it applies to a lot more systems than just Linux.
> You can find it for example at
> Mike.
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At the client level, the so called "Autoproxy Configuration" provided by a
self-written FindProxyForURL JS function, should provide transparent failover.
Even at the server level, I think that having more than one server for each
squid functionality (at the intranet or at the gateway level) ensures higher
availability. Conclusion: am I missing the point ?

Carlos Horowicz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Received on Thu Aug 20 1998 - 08:02:54 MDT

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