Re: Save 15% on your bandwidth...

From: Craig Sanders <>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 12:10:58 +1000 (EST)

On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, Gudmundur Ragnar wrote:

> > > > Why not just add a special rule in squid so that netscape
> > > > distributions get cached *much* longer? ;-)
> > >
> > > The point is that there are many mirrors around the world and our
> > > users tend to visit them all.
> >
> > Is there anyway that I could redirect all requests to
> > to the same ftp site e.g.,
> > and then write a ttl_pattern rule so that this
> > site only stays longer.
> We have a real "problem/opertunity" and should try to find a solution
> that is both simple and complete.

some sort of regexp url rewriting would be useful:

e.g. if you wanted to redirect any request for netscape 2.02 or 3.0
(both 16 & 32 bit versions) from any site to




(and similar for http://..*/n16e202.exe etc.)

actually it would be better to use your nearest mirror site instead of

another regexp which should catch all versions for all platforms might
be something like:


fortunately, there's probably only a dozen or two programs where this
sort of redirection would be useful (e.g. netscape, msie, and other
large & very popular packages which have lots of mirror sites), so
maintainence of these redirection lists wouldn't be a huge hassle.

Received on Thu Sep 19 1996 - 19:04:10 MDT

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