Re: caching mirrored files more efficiently

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 19:11:14 -0400 (EDT)

The closest you can get to this (that I'm aware of anyway) is to run a
redirector that redirects downloads of the common big files (Netscape,
MSIE, Pointcast, probably new releases of some popular games like Quake)
to copies of those files that you've already downloaded on your local
web/FTP server.


On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Laszlo Vecsey wrote:

> I dont know if squid already does this, if it does thats great. But a lot
> of sites have large downloads that are mirrored to multiple sites (tucows,
> pointcast, netscape are a few big ones to name a few), and if the users
> dont click on the same mirror site an unnecessary download will take
> place. So it would be nice if squid could notice that 1) the file name and
> file size are identical, and 2) maybe gain a little more certainty by
> checking some of the paths, to see if they look similar. This would rule
> out most of the cases where a file might be the same size name etc but
> have different binary contents. Perhaps the timestamp would make this
> possiblity even more remote.
> - lv
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