Name

pinger_program

Synopsis

Squid uses the pinger program to send ICMP pings to origin server sites. Squid uses these ICMP measurements to estimate network proximity. Note that the pinger program must be installed as setuid root because it opens a raw ICMP socket. To enable the ICMP measurement features, use the ./configure —enable-icmp option.

Syntax

pinger_program pathname

Default

pinger_program $prefix/libexec/pinger

Example

pinger_program /usr/local/squid-2.4/libexec/pinger

Related

netdb_low, netdb_high, netdb_ping_period

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