RE: redirectors

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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 09:26:39 +1000 (EST)

the virus scanning redirector will only work on .exe, com, zip, tgz, etc..
type of files.. ones that can contain viruses... all others would not be
redirected... and would be fetched by squid...

these files would be scanned then saved locally... and kept there.. say in
our ftp dir...

the redirector virus scanner would check to see if the file has been
downloaded before... and would give the local url without downloading the
file... much like squid.

i know it would not be as fast as squid, but it is for a small company who
wants virus protection more then speed, and cost saving on data as well.

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On Tue, 9 May 2000, Matthew wrote:

> At 09:24 09/05/00 +1000, you wrote:
> >have come up with a solution to the timeout problem with virus
> scanning...
> >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
> refreshes
> >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
> appropriatly.
> i dunno, this is just a random idea!
> > i cannot see any problems with that
> >
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