Re: Squid and FTP caching problem

From: Dancer <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 01:26:37 +1000

And who is he, this man who
    would run ftpget from the unices stark prompt
    and without arguments, withal?
        -- Book of answers, verse 1452.

usage: ftpget options filename host path A,I user pass
        -c num[:delay] Max connect attempts and retry delay
        -l num[:delay] Max login attempts and retry delay
        -r num[:delay] Max restart attempts and retry delay
        -t seconds Idle timeout
        -n seconds Negative TTL
        -m type/subtype default for unknown objects <<<<<<-----LOOK!
        -p path Icon URL prefix
        -s .ext Icon URL suffix
        -h Convert to HTTP
        -a Do not show password in generated URLs
        -A Do not show login information in generated URLs
        -H hostname Visible hostname
        -R DON'T get README file
        -w chars Filename width in directory listing
        -W Wrap long filenames
        -C min:max Min and max port numbers to used for data
        -D dbg Debug options
        -P port FTP Port number
        -b Maximum bytes/sec rate
        -v Version

Mike Peyer wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running squid 1.1.18 on a UltraSparc and I faced
> the following FTP problem:
> when I try to get an ASCII file using Netscape,
> (i.e. a README or a 00index.txt file),
> Netscape want to save it on the disk (the file type is recognised
> as binary/octet-stream instead of text/plain).
> This doesn't happen when I disable caching for FTP, and the file
> is showed as plain text on the Netscape window.
> Is that the normal behaviour ? Is there a work-around ?
> It is very annoying saving the file only to see the content.
> Please, answer by email too, thanks.
> Cheers,
> Mike (

Did you read the documentation AND the FAQ?
If not, I'll probably still answer your question, but my patience will
be limited, and you take the risk of sarcasm and ridicule.
Received on Thu Feb 26 1998 - 07:31:26 MST

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