Re: Transparent caching

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 19:04:13 +0000

At 19:48 18/12/96 +0100, Paul M. Hoogsteder wrote:
>Does anyone know transparent-cache implementations in software, or is
>anyone working on something like that? (Other than the Interceptor).

Transparent caching really would be a poor solution. But if you have to, you
could maybe use a linux box with its transparent proxy features. Then you'll
have to change the request as it comes in from e.g. GET /fred.html to GET
http://host/fred.html using the IP address to determine the "host" part.
Then send that to squid running as normal on e.g. port 3128.

I suppose then clients who are aware of the cache could configure their
browser to use squid directly.

But I don't know anyone who's done this, so you'd have to write it yourself.

Jonathan L.
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Received on Wed Dec 18 1996 - 11:16:33 MST

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