[squid-users] Connection Timeouts

Cheadle, Edward Edward.Cheadle at cambiahealth.com
Mon Jun 4 18:05:43 UTC 2018

We had a person leave and I got selected to update and maintain our squid proxy.   We are talking to AWS and they told us that we needed to change the connection_timeout value from the default to 5 min.

We have people stress testing out installation and I was concerned that if connection timeouts are too long we may see congestion.

Should I be worried that connection timeouts will use up file descriptors at a higher rate?

And what might be the options?

Doing and internet search I found a web page at https://www.visolve.com/squid/squid30/timeout.php and in the TIMEOUT description I read


Timeout parameters in Squid can be based on overall connection timeouts, peer-specific timeouts, site/domain-specific timeouts, request-specific timeouts etc. Proper setting of timeout values is critical to optimal Squid performance. Relevant parameters for timeout settings are listed”

Is it possible to narrow the connection timeout to a specific site?  I looked at the website information, squid documentation and did an internet search.

I did not see anything that narrowed the timeout to a specific timeout.

I am trying to set connection timeouts to AWS sites, but keep connection timeouts to the default, because it is working well.

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