Re: [SQU] what are you doing for redundancy?

From: Florin Andrei <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 20:24:44 -0000

>From: "Matt Ashfield" <>
>I'm using squid 2.3stable3 on AIX 4.3.3 as a proxy cache, and it's working
>ok. sometimes, i've had problems with squid crashing due to things like
>filesystem sizes filling up and such...Not a big deal, but brings up the
>issue of redundancy...How do you build it into your network using Squid? If
>the squid server goes down, all of your users effectively lose their
>Internet access, unless they know how to un-configure their boxes so as to
>not use squid...THis is a major sticking point in selling the idea of Squid
>to my manager, so I'm wondering what the rest of you are doing?

        For precisely the same reason, i will implement Linux Virtual Server on my
network. Esentially, it's a load balancer that distributes the requests to
many servers. If you add some sanity checks, then you will have automatic
        LVS is able to virtualise almost every conceivable TCP service (with the
obvious exceptions, like DNS, which is already virtualised in its

Florin Andrei
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