Warming the cache from an existing squid proxy instance

Jonathan Matthews contact at jpluscplusm.com
Fri Mar 25 11:55:14 CET 2011

On 21 March 2011 15:08, Jonathan Matthews <contact at jpluscplusm.com> wrote:
> Hi all -
> I've got some long-running squid instances, mainly used for caching
> medium-sized binaries, which I'd like to replace with some varnish
> instances.  The binaries are quite heavy to regenerate on the distant
> origin servers and there's a large number of them.  Hence, I'd like to
> use the squid cache as a target to warm a (new, nearby) varnish
> instance instead of just pointing the varnish instance at the remote
> origin servers.
> The squid instances are running in proxy mode, and require (I
> *believe*) an HTTP CONNECT.  I've looked around for people trying the
> same thing, but haven't come across any success stories.  I'm
> perfectly prepared to be told that I simply have to reconfigure the
> squid instances in mixed proxy/origin-server mode, and that there's no
> way around it, but I thought I'd ask the list for guidance first ...
> Any thoughts?

Anyone? All opinions welcome ... :-)

Jonathan Matthews
London, UK

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