Re: Resume FTP download

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 05:24:33 +0100

Due to popular request I have now implemented Range support in
the FTP module using FTP REST command.

Note that Squid does not yet store partial objects, so any partial
objects won't get cached until a user downloads the complete file.

Any partial requests for a already cached object is already served from
cache if the range specification is simle enought that Squid understands
how to handle it. What this patch adds is the use of REST if the file
isn't cached.

See for the implementation.

Henrik Nordstrom
Spare time Squid hacker
Rodel T. Viado wrote:
> user downloads a 1mb file and was cutoff for some reason at 500kb,
> squid would then check if the ftp server supports the "restart
> command", if it does then it keeps a reference of this and keeps
> the 500kb in cache. Then any user that downloads this file again
> he would would not have to start at zero.
Received on Fri Jan 15 1999 - 21:28:21 MST

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