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Old 01-13-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Squid proxy/cache on a dail-up internet connection

Hi All,
I am trying to use the squid proxy/cache on a dail up internet connection. The problem that I am having is that Squid does not detect the ppp0 interface that gets created when I dail in. As a result I cannot browse through the Squid proxy.

To get the Squid to detect my I have to restart the Squid, after I dail in and the ppp0 interface is created. My question is how do I fix this problem without having to restart squid ? On a dailup connection having the squid cache speeds up things.

The config of my system: Suse Linux 8.1, Ethernet Card( eth0 -unused, has a static IP address), an externel serial modem ( ppp0 when I dail in, dhcp ip address). I am using Squid 2.5.

Old 01-14-2003, 01:55 AM   #2
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squid is really not very good for dialup.

you can restart it in your ppp scripts but you should check this out. It's made for dialup


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