Does squid re-resolve hostnames named in squid.conf?

From: Bob Franklin <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 11:23:02 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)


The UK Joint Academic Network (JANET) provides a National Cache which
individual institutions are supposed to use as their upstream parents.
To allow them (the National Cache managers) to move institutions around
between different parent caches in their cache farm, they set up aliases
for each site to use: '' is one of ours.

What I'd like to know is, if they change this alias to point at another
machine, will Squid notice and switch over? Or, does it only resolve the
hostnames -> IP addresses on startup and we'd need to HUP Squid
occasionally to have it re-resolve these names?


  - Bob

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Received on Wed Sep 16 1998 - 03:24:04 MDT

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