Re: FTP Proxy

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 01:31:04 +0100

Pete Freckelton wrote:

> using a url (eg:
> If the user cancels the download, he wants the proxy server to
> continue the download anyway. That way, when the user attempt to
> resume the download, it grabs it from the proxy, not the
> origionating server.

See quick_abort_* in squid.conf. It is for tuning when Squid continues
the download and when it is aborted.

Beware that Squids method of continuing downloads is not the most
intelligent one, and it can in some situations go wild.

Known limitations:
* There is no speed limit on "unconnected" downloads, so one download
can grab your whole internet connection, two or more will make it very
slow.. Normally downloads are limited to the speed of the client (or
associated delay_pool), but no such limit exists when there is no active
* There is no way to restrict which kinds of objects that gets
continued. Not all types of objects are interesting to continue to
download (or rather, some objects are known to not be interesting).
* There is only one rule, affecting all downloads.

Feel free to contribute any code improvements or ideas if more
flexibility is needed.

Henrik Nordstrom
Spare time Squid hacker
Received on Mon Jan 11 1999 - 17:12:54 MST

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