From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 17:17:22 +0100

At 16:34 12/09/96 +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>I have done some tests about Transparent proxying :

Of course this won't work for ftp or gopher. Certainly ftp is still used a
lot these days.

Also pressing Shift-Reload in a browser may not work as expected because the
browser potentially doesn't include a Pragma: no-cache (or equivalent)
without a proxy.

It seems reasonable. Although I don't see why you should change squid. Why
not have a little helper app which makes the request to localhost:3128 in
the correct format. It then returns the data back. Basically a squid proxy
proxy :-). Obviously use a daemon based on select() rather than something
from inetd.

This could be distributed with squid, but doesn't have to be part of it, not
least because its only relevant for the Linux implementation.

Jonathan L.
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Received on Thu Sep 12 1996 - 09:20:00 MDT

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