Re: [squid-users] Squid Cluster

From: unixware <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 21:18:31 -0800 (PST)

Thanks for this nice information.

i have 4 proxies farm . i like clustering idea
i think Active-Active cluster suite me .

i have to run wccp for load balancing because i have 2
satellite downlink and i am running 2 proxies on each

some time transparent proxy dont run fast and people
complain to me that anonymous proxies run faster than
local ones :(

What other software i have to run clustering with

any Message passing inferace ( MPI )?
Parellel Processing software i have to run ??

will clustering work if i have different hardware
or i have to identical hardware on all servers

Thanks and Regards


> > Has anyone successfully clutered squid boxes? if
> so what did you use?
> What kind of cluster are you looking for?
> Active-Backup, Farm of proxies, Active-Active, Farm
> of proxies, etc..
> For Active-Backup type clustering any of the
> failover clustering methods
> for your platform will work fine. But there rarely
> is a need for
> Active-Backup type clustering of proxies as they do
> not contain valuable
> information, so most prefer having all cluster
> members taking their share
> of the load.
> The easies form of active-active clustering is the
> farm of proxies, using
> a proxy.pac script to direct the client to the
> appropriate proxy for the
> request, and cache peering between the proxies for
> cache balancing of
> clients not using proxy.pac and instead accessing
> the farm via a DNS-RR
> name.
> For Active-Active type clustering the best method
> (if not using the farm
> of proxies approach) is to use a load balancer
> infront of the proxies. You
> can optionally run the load balancer function on one
> of the proxies but I
> prefer having it on a dedicated box.
> Linux-Virtual-Server is a very good load balancer
> and easy to set up on
> any Linux flavor.
> Regards
> Henrik

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