Re: fetching cgi from parent

From: Wayne Salamonsen <>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 18:01:59 +0800

Thanks for your comments.

I thought that what you suggest was the initial "default" behaviour of
squid anyway?

My interpretation of the configuration file was that if 'hierarchy_stoplist'
is commented out, then the default behaviour is to "directly fetch urls
containing cgi or ?". It was due to this functionality that I am after a way
to alter the defaults such that a parent request is made for cgi and ?
without setting the inside_firewall option...

Or is my interpretation wrong?


At 07:53 PM 3/5/98 +1000, Bruce Campbell wrote:
>On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Wayne Salamonsen wrote:
>[snip parents and so forth]
>> If I do not use the inside_firewall option, the desired functionality
>> exists, except I cannot find a way to turn off the default behaviour of
>> going direct for cgi scripts and those containing ? (the hierarchy_stoplist
>> option).
>> Is there a way to switch off this default behaviour? If there is, I would
>> prefer that solution to the inside_firewall option. If not, I will have to
>> make do with inside_firewall and put up with the small negative aspects.
>Comment out 'hierarchy_stoplist' (so it'll fetch from the parent if there
>cgi-bin and '?'), but make sure 'cache_stoplist' has cgi-bin and '?' and
>its uncommented.
>End result, it'll fetch from the parent cgi-bin stuff, but won't cache it.
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