Re: Squid's handling of `Range:'

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 10:02:46 -0600 (MDT)

On Fri, 9 Oct 1998, Yar Tikhiy wrote:

> If Squid considers an object cacheable, but it encounters a cache miss,
> then it fetches a whole object and returns a part of it.
> If Squid is told not to cache an object using `no_cache' parameter
> it uses `Range:' header in its communication with the server.


> However, if Squid is told not to cache an object using `Pragma: no-cache'
> or similar HTTP directive it still tries to get a whole object.

Pragma: no-cache in the request does tell a proxy not to cache an object. It
means "reload" not "do not cache the reply". The reply may or may not be

> The problem, to my mind, is that despites of imaginary RFC compliancy
> of Squid's behaviour, a user has no way to do a real reget via Squid
> in most cases.

This should not be happening. Any traces to help us to double check that?

Received on Fri Oct 09 1998 - 09:04:50 MDT

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