Re: [SQU] How do you get a sibling proxy to store PARENT_HIT files in cache?

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:52:17 +0100

Sounds like the right method. PARENT_HIT objects are supposed to be
automatically cached unless you have configured Squid not to by using
the proxy-only cache_peer option.

As you are in transition from one cache to another, it is recommended to
switch from a parent relation to a sibling relation after a while. This
will give you a clearer picture of how useful the cache of the old
server is, and will cause the request rate to the old system to decline
as the usefullness of it's cache expires.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Daniel Knights wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've searched around in the archive for an answer to this question with no
> luck:
> We currently are running two proxy servers over two sub-networks. One proxy
> is used more but has 5Gigs of cache, this one being the parent cache, and
> the sibling has a 30gig cache.
> We need to keep both on-line but wish to fill up the sibling's cache with
> the cached files in the parent.
> So how do you get a sibling proxy to hold files in its cache upon
> successfully recieving a PARENT_HIT ? Or does this happen automatically.
> I've tried the line in the conf file:
> cache_peer parent 3128 3130
> >From this it did receive alot of hits on the parent cache, although the
> cache on sibling has taken along time to grow and has seem to have stopped.
> I'm trying with this added now:
> cache_peer parent 3128 3130 default
> Watching the access.log I can see that all still looks well, but I'm still
> not sure if this is the right way to go about this.
> Is there anybody out there knowledgable to help me on this one?
> Thanks in advance,
> Regards,
> Daniel
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