Re: [squid-users] how to serve stale pages - if the originserver is dead..

From: Robert Olsson <>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 09:35:12 +0100

Sorry, no solution, just wanted you to know you are not alone.
I also want that feature. It would also be nice if one could have squid
cache 'uncacheable' pages, just to be able to serve them in case of
the origin server is down. Imagine you use squid as an accelerator,
and the webserver has some strange operating system that requires patches
and reboots all the time, it would be nice to serve stale pages,
even those without last-modified or other cache-controls.... I think...


At 09:18 2001-11-09 +0100, Klavs Klavsen wrote:
>Hi guys,
>I still have this problem.. Can it realy be true that Squid can't do this?
>I have the following scenario.. if an object reaches it's refresh-time and
>thus becomes stale..
>How can I set squid to serve the stale object - if the originserver doesn't
>answer within a configurable amount of seconds?
>I'd rather serve a - possibly old page - than serve nothing..
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