Re: caching and cookies

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 97 13:24:49 -0700 writes:

>I've run into my first problem with squid. It appears that squid's
>caching of cookies breaks the login protocol which our online
>service uses.
>When a user of our service first logs in a cookie gets set. It appears
>that squid caches it privately, which I assume means only for a single
>client IP address. Because in our environment IP addresses are assigned
>dynamically, the next client system that is assigned a previously used
>IP address gets the last users cookie, I think. Here's the snippet of
>code that caches the entry with the cookie:
> /*
> * Dealing with cookies is quite a bit more complicated
> * than this. Ideally we should strip the cookie
> * header from the reply but still cache the reply body.
> * More confusion at draft-ietf-http-state-mgmt-05.txt.
> */
> else if (EBIT_TEST(reply->misc_headers, HDR_SET_COOKIE))
> httpMakePrivate(entry);
>My questions are:
>1. Does my analysis of the situation make sense?
>2. How do I not cache the entry in this case? Change that branch of
> the if/then/else to just do nothing?

httpMakePrivate() makes the object uncachable. Are you sure
the requests are being cached? What does store.log say?

Duane W.
Received on Mon Apr 14 1997 - 13:35:07 MDT

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