Re: .asp

From: Dancer <>
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:32:12 +1000

P. T. Withington wrote:

> On 2/26/98 14:43, John D. Hardin wrote:
> >> Is .asp like .cgi? Should it not be cached to work?
> >
> >.asp => Active Server Pages, Microsoft's answer to CGI.
> >
> >You shouldn't be caching .asp URLs.
> Meaning I should say:
> hierarchy_stoplist cgi-bin ? .asp
> cache_stoplist cgi-bin ? .asp
> in my squid.conf?
> Why is this not the default?

 Because Microsoft change the rules every release. Some releases you
could use normal caching rules on. Some you couldn't. Some were
desirable to cache, in violation of normal caching standards.

It's not the default because there isn't anything stable to default _to_
as far as .asp's go, and because the various problems with them to date
have been poorly documented, poorly corroborated, and (in most cases)
hardly noticed by cache-administrators, and if noticed, then dealt with
on a site-by-site basis according to the needs and patterns of the

Squid is a tool. How it is actually applied is largely up to you. Duane
may have a head full of brain-cells, but he doesn't have enough to go
around to think for us all. Leastways, I don't _think_ so... :)


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 Fri Feb 27 1998 - 10:38:41 MST

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