9.7 Exercises

  • Try running Squid with a bogus httpd_accel_host value. For example:

    httpd_accel_host blah.blah.blah

    Does it still work, or do you get error messages?

  • Disconnect Squid's network connection while your router/switch is diverting traffic to it. Does the network device bypass Squid? How long does it take to notice the problem?

  • Repeat the same experiment, but this time kill the Squid process instead of unplugging the network cable.

  • Enable Squid's user-agent log and see if you are intercepting any nonbrowser web traffic.

    Appendix A. Config File Reference