Re: [SQU] Load balance several Internet links using one cache

From: Bert Driehuis <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 14:55:20 +0100

Dear Sherif,

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> This is needed very much in case if there is 3 links connected
> to my company, and these links are with different bandwidths,
> how can I make squid download from these 3 links and load
> balance between them

> I figured if I can set several IP's for the squid, and squid
> can load balance outgoing requests to web servers on these IP's
> it will be done.

I'm using multiple Squid servers to achieve this. My border Squid
proxies are compile with ping enabled, and my core Squid proxies query
those ping times. Admittedly, this is poor mans load balancing, but it
works quite well.

If you want to achieve the same thing with just one box, you will need
kernel support to achieve this. It is not trivial, and certainly not
portable between Unix implementations.


                                -- Bert

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