Re: [SQU] two ISP on two ethernet adapters

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 09:20:00 +0100

Yes. Any number of such setups are possible. The simples having three
Squids, one main Squid where the clients connect and all caching are
done, and two virtual upstream peers (on the same box) bound to each of
the ISP interfaces. The main squid is then configured to use the other
two in round-robin mode.

Or if you have some selection criteria based on the clients, you could
use only two Squids, and cache_peer_access to route the requests which
should go by the "alternate" path to the other non-caching Squid.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Tony Melia wrote:
> Could you run 2 copies of squid running different config files?  the
> disadvantage here is 2 cache dirs which cannot be shared....or could the
> second copy of squid use the first as an upstream parent, so the second
> effectively uses no HD for caching?
> Just my amateur suggestion..
> Tony
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henrik Nordstrom []
> Sent: Wednesday, 17 January 2001 6:29am
> To: Maillist
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> Subject: Re: [SQU] two ISP on two ethernet adapters
> Squid does not support selecting the outgoing IP address based on the
> request. The configuration only allows for one specified IP, or none to
> let the OS select one by the routing table.
> Many OS:es supports route load balancing between two routes.
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