Re: FTP proxy -> web proxy gate

From: Maciej Kozinski <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 11:22:55 +0200

Matt Isleb wrote:
> 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. Having an ftp client use an ftp
> proxy IS being squid aware.

It is not so simple as you wrote, Matt. I send the same question to mc
and they answered the support for web proxy should be coded, but now
it's still unavailable. So my question is still actual...

Best regards,

           Maciej Kozinski
Received on Mon Jul 28 1997 - 02:28:20 MDT

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