Re: transparent and FTP

From: Chris Wedgwood <>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 17:51:23 +1200

On Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 03:34:06PM +1000, Andrew Hall wrote:

> Does any one know of any unix-like mapper utilities that will allow
> FTP caching with a transparent proxy?

Not that I know of - because alot more than trivial remapping is

> I realise that normally a browser will forward the FTP request
> using the http protocol instead of native port 21,, but there must
> be some way to do the translation with out having to set the FTP as
> a static proxy setting in my client's browser (that is, do it via
> the transparent proxy).
> Can this be done?

In theory - yes, but it would be a very involved job, probably best
not handled by squid itself, but by a helper daemon or some suck, and
you could probably only do it for anon ftp.

Received on Wed Aug 26 1998 - 22:52:47 MDT

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