Re: Squid regex comparison speed

From: Allen Smith <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 16:51:34 -0400

On Jun 16, 10:35pm, Steven Sporen (possibly) wrote:
> > The below message appears not to have been quite clear enough; I'm not
> > talking about using a redirector. I'm talking about using the
> > cache_host_acl with a regex acl, with the regexes fetched from a file,
> > to have our cache fetch directly stuff that our users may want to keep
> > private (e.g., political sites).
> Hmmm interesting idea but it doesn't make any sense. Whether or not
> squid caches the info, it shouldn't make a difference, as the only
> person who has access the in data would be yourself and the person
> who fetched it.
> ie Squid will log in the log file who went where no matter if it was
> direct or not.

The concern isn't about the local log file; the concern is about log
files kept by parents and siblings. For instance, the cache is run by an organization called NC-REN,
which has an "acceptable use" policy (at that bans a considerable range
of free speech (so much so that public universities using it is
probably unconstitutional under the First Amendment, and in violation
of various Privacy Act guidelines). While I don't care whether we're
violating such a policy - that's their problem - I do care that this
means they're likely to be snooping on requests via their cache log
file. I have no desire to have, for instance, the Rutgers
administration getting complaints that this cache is being used to
access NORML's site - which is in violation of their Acceptable Use
policy, since smoking marijuana (an activity which NORML seeks to
legalize) is in violation of current US laws, and their Acceptable Use
policy bans any communication promoting violations of the law.

Received on Tue Jun 16 1998 - 13:53:12 MDT

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