ICP & HEAD requests

From: Chris Wedgwood <chris@dont-contact.us>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 13:00:14 +1200

Is there any reason ICP can't/shouldn't support HEAD requests between
two siblings?

I've been using wget among other things to thrash a cache in testing
and compare it against a unit in production.

At one point, I loaded some data into a production cache using `wget
-m' and then tried to compare it with a test unit.

I expected the test-unit would haul it down fairly fast from its
sibling, but alas, it doesn't.

Because wget issues a HEAD before GET, the test cache was unaware the
production unit already had the cached data (because it doesn't send
ICP HEAD requests) and hence had to go direct.

Received on Tue Jul 29 2003 - 13:15:53 MDT

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