Files being cached past their expire date

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 15:19:57 +0200 (GMT)


We have a user who is having problems with the following URL:

This page is updated every few days, and our experiments seem to show
that squid is not handling the tags (neither the META tag, nor the
Last-modified tag). He got the page a few days ago, and waited for it to expire

He then restarted and got the page, and then got the file through
his bookmarks. In my logs, it registered as a TCP_MISS, but gave him the
older version of the page! The file in cache/XX/xxxno is the new file,
though :)

Have a look:

==============Header of file saved to cache/94/146494================

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 1996 12:34:07 GMT
Server: Apache/1.1.1
Content-type: text/html
Content-length: 25377
Last-modified: Sat, 05 Oct 1996 02:44:46 GMT

<HEAD><TITLE>World At War Ladder Listing</TITLE>

==============In the HTML - just beneath <BODY>=================
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="09 October 1996 12:00:00 GMT">

In the logs: - - [07/Oct/1996:14:41:43 +0200] "GET
mcmain/waw.htm" TCP_MISS 25549

The file date and time
[root@cache cache]# ls -l 94/146494
-rw-r--r-- 1 squid squid 25549 Oct 7 14:41 94/146494
Received on Mon Oct 07 1996 - 06:20:25 MDT

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