Re: [squid-users] Using Squid to cache Kazaa (Yes ! It can be possible !)

From: Mihai BUHA <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:51:06 +0200 (EET)

Hi Neilson,

I wonder what's in your access.log for that test. I looked at the
kazaahttp weppage and it suggests that it only uses the CONNECT
method, which is actually an uncachable tunnel...

On Thu, 26 Feb 2004, Neilson Henriques wrote:

> Hello list,
> I did some tests with a small and nice soft called KazaaHTTP
> ( that translate a SOCKS 5 connection
> to a HTTP one. My big surprise when I tried to download a "licenced"
> music from Kazaa from one machine and tried again from other. The
> speed reaches 1033 kbytes/s (yes ! squid cached it nicely) !
> Well ... at this moment you already figured out what happens when
> Kazaa asks for small (and different) chunks of the file from other hosts ...
> obviously, the squid doesn't have a way to cache it ...
> This list is composed mainly of sysadmins that see tons of their
> bandwidth going away day after day and I'm pretty sure that everybody
> here will like to have a way to cache this content using a grateful and
> reliable code that squid is, instead to use a proprietary and costly code
> (PeerCache, CacheLogic, etc).
> I don't know anything about squid internals so my question is:
> "Duane, can't squid have a module to handle this kind of use?"
> Neilson
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