Re: FTP proxy -> web proxy gate

From: Matt Isleb <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 1997 08:26:39 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 24 Jul 1997, Maciej Kozinski wrote:

> there is a lot of packages for FTP allowing access to the world via FTP
> e.g. midnight commander and ncftp (soon). My question is: is there any
> package which converts requests for FTP proxy into WWW proxy/cache?
> Could be useful until the authors of these packages make them web cache
> aware...:-)

FTP is FTP and HTTP is HTTP. How would you ask an HTTP server to send
you a file on the FTP server? Much LESS ask squid to ask an HTTP server
to get an FTP file. To my knowledge, squid caches FTP request as well as
HTTP. The URL is just a little different.
vs. Having an ftp client use an ftp
proxy IS being squid aware.


Received on Thu Jul 24 1997 - 06:33:01 MDT

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