Dear all,
I have set up squid to use another proxy by inserting the following lines
into the squid.conf file...
cache_peer 10.0.0.27 parent 8080 0 no-query
prefer_direct off

I expect this to use other proxy i.e.10.0.0.27 unless it is down in whcih
case it can choose an alternative. however what squid does is that it sends
some requests to 10.0.0.27 and some directly. Could anyone kindly eplain why
squid si doing this?

if i use
cache_peer 10.0.0.27 parent 8080 0 no-query default
acl all_r src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0
never_direct allow all_r

then squid works only through the other proxy...

what i want to do is to tell squid to use another route if and only if the
10.0.0.27 proxy is down or is up but can't furnish requests and results in
time outs....

awaiting response.
thanks in advance.
Toru.

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