Re: [squid-users] Traffic to single parent only

From: Colin Campbell <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 09:12:31 +1000 (EST)


On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Piet Knoester wrote:

> Hello Colin,
> I considered that but I think that in case of a down status of the parent,
> there will no www-traffic at all. I think that is tricky 'cause I am not
> allways in the office to solve the problem manually.
> What I want squid to do is: use the parent only, without determing the RTT
> . But in case of a not response of the parent (after some time), go and ask
> the origen http-server, thus direct.
> What I understand of "never_direct" is that will, indeed, never ask the
> origen server direct for the pages .
> But correct me if I am wrong !!

Okay. methinks you want to look at "prefer_direct" then. perhaps some of
the options on the cache_peer directive might also help. Have a read of
squid.conf, it's most enlightening.


Colin Campbell
Unix Support/Postmaster/Hostmaster
+61 7 3006 4710
Received on Thu Feb 21 2002 - 16:12:41 MST

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