Re: squid as mirror

From: Jaye Mathisen <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 17:02:45 -0800 (PST)

Wouldn't the Content-MD5 HTTP header help alleviate this?

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, James R Grinter wrote:

> On Tue 14 Jan, 1997, Richard Hall <> wrote:
> >and it is configured so as to exclusively and optimally serve this
> >purpose. This machine is basically mirroring
> that could bring up a whole host of copyright issues and hoards of
> lawyers beating down your door.
> >3. The "mirror squid" attaches an accurate expires meta-tag to pages it
> >serves so that they can be reliably cached locally, thus minimizing
> >traffic to the "mirror". All objects would expire at the time when the
> >prefetch program runs.
> you still have to deal with people clicking 'reload' or otherwise
> forcing a re-fetch; and is saving time on one single transfer (the
> pre-fetch versus the first client to request the file) really worth
> it?
> Actually reminds me of another problem: you can fetch
> documents from their servers using a variety of names:
> (preferred?),, www{n},
> (old browsers),, etc... all affecting
> the efficiency of a cache. (They're not the only guilty party, though.)
> Some sort of host-aliasing directive (One could take it a step
> further and implement URL aliasing, but then you might as well use
> the redirector, as others are doing) could possibly be simple to
> put inside the core Squid code?
> James.
Received on Tue Jan 14 1997 - 17:07:43 MST

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