RE: Firewall & Squid

From: Richard Lim <>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 18:13:08 +1000

Is there some way to make it blindly send to the parent?

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From: []
Sent: Saturday, 23 October 1999 9:40
To: Richard Lim
Subject: Re: Firewall & Squid

Richard Lim wrote:
> Using ....... "no-query"
> Will this stop the local proxy from timing out the parent proxy?

It will stop Squid from using ICP which is a waste of time and resources
if you only have one parent and no siblings, and even more so if the
parent does not support ICP..

If Squid fails to establish a TCP connection to the parent then it will
consider it dead until it accepts TCP connections again.

> We've been getting occasional problems where the local proxy says
> the parent proxy is unreachable and cannot forward the request,
> breaking the connection.

You should only get this if
a) Your parent have problems accepting the load it is given
b) and you use never_direct, which forces Squid to always try to find a
suitable parent.

What you need to do then is to fix the problem with the parent cache.
There is not much Squid can do if it must go tru a parent and this
parent is failing to accept the requests.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Sun Oct 24 1999 - 02:15:49 MDT

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