RE: redirectors

From: Matthew <>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 08:09:36 +0100 (BST)

At 09:24 09/05/00 +1000, you wrote:
>have come up with a solution to the timeout problem with virus
>get the redirector to redirect to a cgi, and call another program, that
>will download and scan the file, while this is happening the cgi
>every 10 sec. telling the user that the file is being downloaded, and
>scanned, and to please wait, when file is complete, the cgi delivers the
>file to the user...

this is defeating the purpose of a cache, unless you get the downloaded
file into the cache somehow.

a better solution might be to setup squid on a different computer. then
have your own simple proxy program listening for http requests. when it
gets one it actually gets the file from your squid running computer.
your program could then check for virus's and return the file

i dunno, this is just a random idea!

> i cannot see any problems with that
Received on Tue May 09 2000 - 01:14:50 MDT

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