proxy.conf: no_response_fail

Josip Almasi joe at
Wed Apr 20 18:11:29 CEST 2011

Alan DeKok wrote:
> Josip Almasi wrote:
>> there is a scenario that might require "no_response_fail = yes".
>> First, network breaks; power outage, spanking trees, something other but
>> massive.
>> Then clients start comming online, put some heavy load on backend
>> server. Retry, retry, and - clients DoS backend.
>> In that case I might want to send Access-Reject, to get some breathing
>> space.
>    Or, set "max_outstanding" for the home servers.  And set a "fallback"
> server in the "home_server_pool" section.  That fallback server can
> reject the packets.

Ah, interesting, TY.
OK then no_response_fail makes no sense any more.


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