Re: caching authenticated pages

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 22:38:47 +0200

Taub, Meir wrote:
> Is there a way to force squid to cache authenticated pages ?

Not besides hacking the source (everything is possible by hacking the
source to various degrees).

Well, this is actually not entirely true. There are some support for
Cache-Control: public in 1.2beta which allows the site administrator to
allow caching of objects which is authenticated but not requiring

In HTTP 1.1 it is actually possible to differentiade between 4 classes
of authenticated objects by using the Cache-Control header:

1. Public objects
2. Cacheable objects requiring authentication from each user
3. Cacheable objects requiring authentication on each use
4. Uncacheable objects

This aspect Cache-Control is more or less supported in 1.2beta
(currently it supports the public notion, more is to come). It is not
supported in 1.1.X as far as I know.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Wed Aug 19 1998 - 14:11:49 MDT

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