Re: cookie problems

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 01:23:32 +0200

Duane Wessels wrote:

> According to the HTTP standard, Squid is allowed to store responses
> that have "set-cookie" headers, but it must not send the "set-cookie"
> header to a client when giving a cache hit. Thus, Squid filters out
> "set-cookie" headers for its cache hits.


Please read RFC 2109 (the current spec of the cookies mechanism),
specifically section 4.2.3 "Controlling Caching".

Squid implements the old (now ancient) "specification" from Netscape,
not the current specification written down in RFC 2109.

That said, the current specification is likely to cause even more
trouble until web server people learn the implications of cachability.

Received on Mon Oct 25 1999 - 17:46:26 MDT

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