Re: FTP Transparent Proxy

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 01:18:14 +0200

Irfan Akber wrote:
> I cannot get FTP transparent proxy to work through squid. Has anyone
> successfully implemented it. Any urls or relevant information would be
> appreciated.

This is a FAQ by now... if it isn't in the FAQ it should be put there.

Squid is NOT a FTP proxy. It is a HTTP proxy acting as a FTP gateway for
HTTP clients.

The FTP protocol is very hard to cache as it is not trivial to determine
the current state of FTP. The first file maybe, but almost impossible
for the second and onwards.

There exists separate software that transparently proxies the FTP
protocol, and I think there is at least one implementation that also
tries to cache files.

Henrik Nordström
Sparetime Squid Hacker
Received on Fri Aug 28 1998 - 20:16:59 MDT

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