Re: Variable caching times?

From: Ahsan Khan <>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 03:59:09 +0500

I am not sure its possible with squid but I can tell you another software
named wcol available from some Japan site. Its a perfect use for the Offline
browsing and specially the Setup like you. I did not remember the site but
the link is available on cachenow page and the person email address is

With Regards
Ahsan Khan
Sr. System Admin
Internet Division (OneNet)
Sun Communication Pvt. Ltd.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Network Administrator" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2000 8:48 AM
Subject: Variable caching times?

> Hello.
> I am new to squid, and am still in the testing phases. I work at an
> research facility in Antarctica and we have limited internet access via
> satellite. What I would like to do is have whatever web pages that are
> cached from the previous pass available to my users while the satellite is
> down (I guess this would mean an expiration time of 12+ hours) and then
> shorten it to something like 5 minutes when we have connectivity.
> I could run a script via cron to rewrite the config file and force squid
> re-read it whenever we gain/lose the satellites, but I wondered if there
> a more elegant solution? I am running 2.3 stable 2 on Solaris 7. Thank
> --jenny
> Jennifer L. Fox
> Network Administrator
> Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
Received on Wed May 17 2000 - 16:56:45 MDT

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