Re: [squid-users] Squid downloading same files many times?

From: Elvar <elvar_at_elvar.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:59:22 -0600

Elvar wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Recently I discovered that one of my clients' bonded T1 links to the
> internet was getting maxed out for up to an hour at a time. After
> doing some research and using Sawmill to generate some usage
> statistics on the user surfing activity, I found that some users were
> downloading 1.5 gigs worth of Adobe Reader and other various
> downloads. Adobe Reader is obviously not that large and I know the
> user would just keep downloading it over and over on purpose. I'm
> wondering if somehow Squid is repeatedly downloading these files and
> if so, why? I've had squid running at this place for a long time and
> I've never seen anything like this. It's a real problem though because
> when it happens, the bandwidth is just leveled.
>
>
> The exact URL which was being accessed the most recent time is
> http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/re ‚Äč
> ader/win/8.x/8.1.3/enu/AdbeRdr813_en_US.msi <javascript:;> .
>
> Is anyone else experiencing something like this lately?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Elvar
>
>

Sorry about that, I accidentally forgot to send in plain text. The URL
again is

http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/8.x/8.1.3/enu/AdbeRdr813_en_US.msi

Could it be that the update is failing and continuously retrying?

Elvar
Received on Fri Nov 21 2008 - 21:59:35 MST

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