Re: [squid-users] Does squid try to update is cache automatically

From: OTR Comm <>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 13:52:08 -0700


> Does squid try to go out and update webpages that users frequently visit,
> like if I visit in the morning will it keep checking whether
> it has an up to date page even if a user is not requesting that site or
> does squid only update it cache when users request a particular site?

Squid does not automatically check for update pages, but you can do this
with wget in a cron job.

You can put a list of urls in a file and then use the
'--input-file=file' or '-i file' option with wget to. For example

Other options to look at:

-r - recursive
-p or --page-requisites
-nd or --no-directories - Do not create a hierarchy of directories when
retrieving recursively
-nH or --no-host-directories
-q - quiet download
--tries=number - Set retries number

man wget shows all the options.

Then set http_proxy = in wgetrc to whatever
your squid server is and run wget from cron job whenever you want during
the day. Squid will get updated.

I am not an expert on wget, but I do use it to load/update Squid.

Murrah Boswell
Received on Tue Feb 24 2004 - 13:59:46 MST

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