Re: ftpget and multiple copies of the same file.

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 97 09:19:03 -0800 writes:

> Greetings!
> I was checking the performance of our proxy, and one of the things that
>slows it down almoust to an halt is when one user forces ftpget to get 3
>or 4 times the same file (usualy some mammoth like Netscape Gold with all
>the plugins).. This surely happens because people think that the downloads
>should be instantaneous and click 3 or 4 times in the same link.
> Is there any way to make ftpget serve only one time the request to the
>same user? (this is getting anoying specialy because it tends to make
>squid respond very slowly to any new request)

No, you can't really do that yet. What you can do currently is
limit the throughput of each FTP request. e.g....

    ftpget_options ... -b 5000

Will limit the ftpget transfer to 5kb/second.

Duane W.
Received on Fri Jan 31 1997 - 09:31:05 MST

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