Squid for HTTP load balancing ?

From: Andreas Jung <ajung@dont-contact.us>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 11:09:26 +0200 (MET DST)

Is Squid able to act as HTTP load balancer ? Idea: one Squid receives
all requests for a www.***.* site and forwards the requests to a farm
of httpd daemons behind a firewall, takes the responses and send them
back to the browser.

The problems:
- Squid must have some knowledge about the current load of every httpd
- In some cases there is a need that a series of requests from a specific
client is sent to the same httpd (session management, local data of the

Or are there better solutions available (most commercial solutions are
rather expensive.

Thanks in advance
Andreas Jung
Received on Mon Oct 05 1998 - 02:10:37 MDT

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