Re: [SQU] being driven nuts by a forwarding loop

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 10:34:02 +0100

Does not matter. What matters is when the browser uses it as a proxy.
The browser CANNOT use it as a proxy for the accelerated sites, unless
you use a redirector helper to redirect such URL's to the accelerated

The httpd_accel_host directive only sees request not sent as proxy
requests by the browser.

The configuration to not use it as a proxy for accelerated sites is done
in the browsers (either manually, or via the PAC file). There is nothing
you can do in squid.conf to tell clients when to use Squid as a proxy or

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Brett Lymn wrote:
> According to Henrik Nordstrom:
> >
> >When Squid is running as both an accelerator and proxy then the
> >acceleration only works for requests not proxied. If requests for the
> >same server is proxied then Squid will not detect that it should forward
> >this immediately to the backend server, and instead ends up contacting
> >itself.
> >
> Am I correct in this meaning I should have an "always_direct allow"
> for the machine when it is an accelerator and proxy?
> --
> ===============================================================================
> Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS
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