Re: a random thought

From: Dancer <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 14:10:20 +1000

I think he means extending squid to proxy the ftp _protocol_, as generated by
ftp clients. A bag of worms and no mistake.


Jeffrey Borg wrote:

> Dosen't squid already cache ftp objects?
> I can remember downloading 5Mb files via ftp using a web browser and then
> accidently deleting them then going back and downloading the same file again
> and it has come straight from the cache!
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Squid's primary goal is to cache www objects and thereby reduce
> >the network far so good..How about extending
> >it to normal ftp traffic too [ Think of everyone downloading latest
> >a huge s/w and how much load it will put on ur network,
> >so far solution to reduce this, by having a mirror site at local lan]
> >
> >If a proxy server[like squid] can handle this traffic too, may be it will
> >look
> >more complete...
> >
> >I am sorry if i am not clear.
> >
> >regards,
> >Prabhakar S

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