Re: Automatic reload of URLs?

From: Andre Dedio <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 11:19:06 +1000 (EST)

On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Sunday 15 June 97, at 7 h 19, the keyboard of "Magossa'nyi A'rpa'd"
> <> wrote:
> > The proxy in its "spare time" reloads the most popular URLs so they are
> > always accessible from cache. I have some questions about this:
> This has been discussed many times here and makes a lot of controversy.
> > - Would it make sense to do with squid also?
> You may.
> > - Is it implemented in squid?
> No and it is a good thing: keep software simple and do not stuff it with
> things which are better left outside (you can use webcopy or any other
> tool to "pre fetch" objects through your cache).

I wrote a small program called Newshound that downloads the popular
newsgroups statistically for nntpcached. This program could do the above
jobs with very little reworking of the code. I'd be more the happy to help
anyone with the conversion. You can grab a copy from (8K)
Received on Tue Jun 24 1997 - 18:09:39 MDT

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