Time for action – configuring Squid to switch peer relationship

For example, let's say we have configured sibling.example.com as a sibling proxy server but sibling.example.com allows us to forward requests to .edu domains, even if there are cache misses. So, we can have the following configuration:

cache_peer parent.example.com parent 3128 3130 default proxy-only
cache_peer sibling.example.com sibling 3128 3130 proxy-only

neighbor_type_domain sibling.example.com parent .edu

In accordance with the previous configuration, we can fetch cache misses for .edu domains using sibling.example.com.

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In this section, we learned to switch the peer relationship, from sibling to parent, dynamically for certain domains.

Controlling request redirects ...

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