Re: ftp client & squid

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 00:37:54 +0200

Pat Lendon wrote:

> I've checked the Squid Faq (12.17) and the question "Can I make my
> regular FTP clients use a Squid cache?" is answered with 'Nope its not
> possible. Squid only accepts HTTP requests. It speaks FTP on the
> server side, but not on the client side."
> So, does this FAQ question/answer apply to what I am trying to
> accomplish with WSFTP Pro?


You cannot connect to Squid using a FTP client, only HTTP clients.

Some "FTP Clients" have a HTTP mode for being used behind HTTP proxies
like Squid.

> Is wget the only FTP client that can use Squid?

wget is not a FTP client when used with Squid, it is a HTTP client
sending HTTP requests to Squid for ftp URL's

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Wed May 31 2000 - 16:58:43 MDT

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