Re: How to work without Internet connection

From: Clifton Royston <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 09:45:13 -1000

On Fri, Oct 15, 1999 at 08:57:42PM +1000, Jeffrey Borg wrote:
> If it's not going to be gig's of data then maybe squid isn't quite right
> for the job
> On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, AUBORD Alain wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have spent some time browsing documentation and FAQ without finding
> > solution to my problem.
> >
> > I am trying to install squid to have a proxy-server behind an intermittent ppp
> > link to Internet. I would be interested to access the data in the cache when
> > the link is down (even if the data are out of date). It seems that a running
> > connection to internet is mandatory when asking for a document (at least to
> > verify if the document is up to date).
> >
> > My question is "how to configure squid to retrieve an document in the cache
> > with no connection at all to Internet ?" (if that is possible).

From the comments in the squid.conf file (source of much otherwise
undocumented info!) - try this:

# TAG: offline_mode
# Enable this option and Squid will never try to validate cached
# objects.
offline_mode on

  -- Clifton

 Clifton Royston  --  LavaNet Systems Architect --
        "An absolute monarch would be absolutely wise and good.  
           But no man is strong enough to have no interest.  
             Therefore the best king would be Pure Chance.  
              It is Pure Chance that rules the Universe; 
          therefore, and only therefore, life is good." - AC
Received on Fri Oct 15 1999 - 13:52:34 MDT

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