Re: squid cache retrieval in place of errors

From: Christian Balzer <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 17:49:56 +0200 (MET DST)

Wolfgang Ratzka wrote:
>Bill Wichers:
> bw> Is there a way to configure squid so that it will return a URL
> bw> from cache (if it has it in cache, of course ;-) in place of an
> bw> error message if it can't reach the site directly? This would
> bw> allow it to return a site to a user even if its outgoing
> bw> connection were to fail, or if the remote site was down.
>Christian Balzer:
> cb> An option like this would be nice (and has be requested just
> cb> recently before), though it would be even nice if pages such
> cb> retrieved could be prepended with some message (heading)
> cb> stating that this is a stale copy and not the real thing...
>...which would require some overhead on part of the proxy, as one
>would have to check for the MIME types to avoid inserting comments
>into GIFs, GZIPped TARs and other things that don't allow easy editing
Quite correct, thus this would be best an option to the option. ^_^

Mata ne,


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