Re: [SQU] cache_peer question

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 08:35:03 +0100

Robert Collins wrote:

> This is good. However dynamic content (url's with ? , cgi-bin etc will
> go direct).

Depends on the hierarchy_stoplist settings.

> You probably want
> never_direct allow all instead of prefer_direct off.

The downside of never_direct is that if forbids Squid from attempting to
go direct even if the parent is unreachable. For most cituations
"prefer_direct off" is sufficient.

Squid-2.4 and up have more detailed controls in this area without having
to use never_direct, and also a more sane dead/usable/alive concept
(i.e. no-query peers are considered as fully usable without any fiddling
with prefer_direct/never_direct and so on).

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
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