Re: source_ping

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:15:42 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> --enable-icmp collects round-trip times to origin servers using cached
> ICMP ECHO queries. This is used to go direct when you are closer to the
> origin site than your parents.

AFAIK, it is also used to select a parent closest to the origin site in
cases when you have a choice between two parents. For example, if at least
two parents report a digest hit.

Received on Thu Jan 14 1999 - 11:13:29 MST

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