Re: Squid is Caching but not always retrieving from it

From: Jeffrey Borg <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:24:32 +1000 (EST)

I would personally use a redirector to whack up your own webpage.
instead of Netscape's one
as netscape use dynamic generation of the html and squid won't cache it
because it has been told not to.

But most of the images will be ok!

I have set it up for a school as well and it works quite ok. I have just
stuck a quick search box on the homepage of the clients and it get's used
99% of the time!

On Thu, 28 May 1998, Andrew Rogers wrote:

> I am running squid 1.1.20 on Redhat Linux 2.0.32. The cache has
> been steadily growing for the past two weeks and is now at about
> 250Mb. The Linux box is a Pentium 133, 64Mb ram and a 2.5Gb
> HDD.
> Although it is caching OK, it doesn't seem to always use that
> cache for future 15000 requests. This is always the case for the
> Netscape search pages (when using the Net Search button) to display
> the search pages. This is particularly a problem as we are a school
> and it is the pages accessed by this button that get used the
> most. I have tried clicking on a HTTP page in the Objects list
> from the CacheMgr and there is still a lot of modem activity
> and slow page display.
> Yet, I have no real difficulty with other pages such as the
> Squid home pages.
> Why do the NetSearch pages always have to retrieve data from
> outside the cache and how can I stop it?
> Why does it appear that even though pages have been cached, they
> are not subsequently being distributed from the cache?
> Any help is appreciated.
> Andy.
> PS I have had a previous version of Squid (1.1.1?) running on
> Slackware 2.0.0. without these problems.
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Andrew Rogers (Computer Systems Administrator)
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Christian Outreach College Mansfield
> 322 Wecker Rd, Mansfield 4122
> Ph: (07) 3343 8111
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Received on Wed May 27 1998 - 20:27:24 MDT

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