Re: FTP PUT from the Publish button of Netscape Gold

From: Barry Cornelius <>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 16:45:52 +0100 (BST)

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>Netscape 3.0b7 allows you to edit a WWW page on your PC and then hit the
>Publish button when you want to copy the file to the server. This works
>fine if I configure Netscape to have "No Proxies". However, if I
>configure Netscape to use our local cache, then Squid (1.0.6) gets in the
>way. I get the following error message:
>Two problems:
>1. The error message given earlier implies to me that the Squid
> software thinks I'm doing an FTP GET rather than an FTP PUT.
>2. My unencrypted password is in both the access and hierarchy logs.
> This ought not to occur.
>Is Squid behaving properly? Have I misconfigured something?
>Can I configure myself out of the first problem?

Thank you to those you responded to this message. Many of you suggested
that I could tell my WWW browser not to go near the cache for FTP PUTs.

We are not caching accesses to local files, i.e., we have:


Seeing we are doing this, it makes sense to tell WWW browsers to go DIRECT
for all local accesses. So the automatic proxy configuration file now

function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
    if ( isPlainHostName(host) || dnsDomainIs(host, "") )
        return "DIRECT";
    if ( dnsDomainIs(host, "") )
        return "PROXY; DIRECT";
        return "PROXY;PROXY;DIRECT";

It's so obvious. Thanks for your help on this.

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