Re: squid doc's ver 0.3

From: Oskar Pearson <>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 13:05:19 +0200

Stephane Bortzmeyer writes:

> > The Squid Users' Guide ver 0.3 is out, I did a moderate amount of work
> > on it over the weekend. Currently outstanding (among others) are:
> ...
> > very tiny config file
> > medium config file, with some sort of reasonable defaults and info as to
> > what they should be set to.
> I disagree with the small config file <
> onf.txt> presented as it allows anyone in the world to use your cache,
> either to steal bandwidth from you or to use you as an anonymizer.
The default config file allows all people to use the cache....

I have changed the file so that it makes this clear.

> Because of a bug in Squid 1.0, we recently discovered (when switching to
> 1.1) that several Internet access providers configured their customer's
> clients to use our cache because we have more bandwidth than they have!
boy. This brings back memories ;)

> I prefer the way it is described in QUICKSTART: minimum access control.
This was supposed to be a REALLY BASIC example.

I have made clear that it's dangerous to use, but that's that.

Received on Wed Mar 19 1997 - 03:13:02 MST

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