I need a little help with setting up a backup for my Squid box. I have Squid setup in reverse proxy mode for a web site. I'm looking to setup a failover if the Squid service fails for any reason. I was told xinetd could help with this. I need something that checks that Squid, ports 80 and 443 are working. If not I need xinetd to fire up and pass the request to the backend server.
Can this be done? If so how would I do it? Or is there a better way?