RE: [squid-users] Load Balancing?

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 11:23:10 -0500

Have a URL for CARP?
Thanks for all the suggestions, I've considered the round robin option
before, and it's not feasible to setup on our local domain without screwing
up a Microsoft product or three, and as much as I dislike them, it' just
wouldn't go over well with the management. The Linux virtual server is a
good idea, though after investigating it a little at about 4:30am my time I
didn't quite see how well it would work with squid. I will review the site
once more.

On a different note, would anyone know when or if, the NTLM authentication
scheme will support verifying against NT groups as well as user names and
passwords? Or if it is at all feasible. If it isnt anything too major I
might be able to get a guy here at work to do some looking at it.

Thanks again,
        Adam Shields

-----Original Message-----
From: Chemolli Francesco (USI) []
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 5:21 AM
To: Adam Shields - PSG;
Subject: RE: [squid-users] Load Balancing?

> Thanks to all for your help in getting me setup with squid,
> now the boss
> wants it load balanced like the MS proxy servers were, I
> doubt there's any
> directive in squid for this, but I was wondering if some of
> the folks out
> there with load balancing enabled through different schemes
> could/would be
> willing to share their setups?

CARP will route requests and load-balance.
For custom balancings, a .pac setup would be best.
In that case, I suggest using some hash function on
some parameter (the hostname should be fine) to
maximize network efficiency.
Also in that case you should consider using cache digests
rather than CARP.

Thanks to Robert Collins for helping me reach this
level of awareness :-)

> Thanks again,
> P.S. Special thanks to Robert Collins and the folks who
> worked on the NTLM
> scheme, and to all the people who helped develop the helpers
> sections and
> auth schemes, your making squid a corporate name.

You're welcome, we try our best.

If anybody is testing/using Squid with NTLM in a production
environment, I (but I'm sure also Robert) would like
to hear your stories.

Received on Fri Mar 16 2001 - 09:23:29 MST

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