Re: Summary of Transparent proxy/How-to

From: Erik T. Brandsberg <>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 19:49:07 -0600 (CST)

Yep. I had just reviewed the archives--I'm not on the list. I get too
much mail as it is. The advantage to this patch is that it uses the
ip_filter to pull the REAL destination address from the filtering,
allowing BSD boxes and anything else the same advantage as a Linux box
with it's filtering capibility--only IP Filter is more advanced in many

Erik Brandsberg
CIO, The Link
On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> Erik T. Brandsberg wrote:
> > The main drawback of this is that
> > squid uses "" for caching, thus sites with
> > several IP addresses will get redundantly cached, reducing hit rates.
> > Virtual configurations override the host header in the stock squid, thus
> > it won't fill in the server name in the rewritten URL.
> It is a very simple patch to change this. I submitted it to the list a
> few days ago (I think). Switch the order of the "if (vhost_mode)" and
> "if (opt_accel_uses_host..." blocks in src/icp.c:parseHttpRequest().
> By doing this you give the Host: header higher precendence than the
> virtual IP address, making Squid to use the Host: header if available,
> and fall back to the server IP if not. (enable both virtual server
> support, and "accel uses host" in squid.conf)
> ---
> Henrik Nordström
Received on Tue Dec 09 1997 - 17:51:56 MST

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