Re: redirecting netscape downloads to local ftp ?

From: pstewart <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 13:36:01 -0400 (EDT)

If you find a solution, please let me know via email and I'm sure many
others on this list would love to find a solution also...;->


Out the modem, through the SPARC, down the T3, off the router, past the
frame-relay... nothing but Net.
On 14 Jun 1997, Andreas Reeh wrote:
> Hi Squiders,
> sorry if this has been asked before, but I found nothing in the FAQ, nor  
> in the searchable archive at (is it no longer working? Most  
> text I searched for has not been found)
> Ok, here me problem:
> I have many users who think it's a good idea to download Netscape and  
> other very big files not from the original server but from one of the 50  
> mirrors they find :-(((
> So these big objects are almost every time fetched from one of the many  
> mirrors instead frome the cache where they still are, but under an other  
> URL.
> And now where Communicator final is out and MSIE will follow, both with  
> MANY MANY MANY mirrors this will block our small leased line and coast us  
> a lot of ip-traffic.
> A solution for this problem would be a redirector that would redirect the  
> download-request to our local ftp-server (where always all new browsers  
> and other big stuff is uploaded - but the stupid users don't use our ftp  
> server!).
> I.e.:
> If Squid finds "ne32301p.exe" as the last part of a requested URL, the  
> redirect to "".
> Has anybody done something like this ? Unfortunately I have absolutely no  
> experience and knowledge about the Squid redirector, so I would be VERY  
> happy if somebody has written a working solution and would allow me to use  
> it.
>   Andreas
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Received on Sat Jun 14 1997 - 10:42:43 MDT

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