Re: [squid-users] download caching

From: Tarek Kilani <>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 11:21:03 +0200

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Tarek Kilani

On 09/08/2011 11:10, Amos Jeffries wrote:
> On 09/08/11 19:57, Tarek Kilani wrote:
>> On 09/08/2011 07:46, Amos Jeffries wrote:
>>> On 08/08/11 21:03, Tarek Kilani wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I wanted to know if it is possible to cache downloads when several
>>>> users
>>>> in my network want to download the same software from the internet,
>>>> avoiding to clog up the bandwidth.
>>>> Does somehow cache such downloads, or continues downloads that are
>>>> being
>>>> canceled?
>>> Maybe. maybe, and maybe
>>> The answer to each of your questions above is determined by what
>>> caching is permitted for the object, by the client request, by the
>>> server sending it, and finally by your configuration settings.
>>> We need details about your actual problem to provide help.
>>> Amos
>> Hi,
>> what I'm actually looking for is to avoid downloading the firefox
>> browser (for windows) for example over the internet over and over again.
>> Or if I manually download any service packs for my windows clients, they
>> should be downloaded only once truely from the internet. If such a
>> download procedure happens again the client should get the cached
>> download.
>> Thank you in advance.
> If you have squid 2.6 or 2.7 enable the collapsed_forwarding directive.
> Nobody has shown any interest in helping to port it to 3.x series yet.
> So its stuck on my TODO list behind hundreds of bug fixes.
> For now 3.x will download many copies in parallel until one complete
> download finishes. Then cache and use that for any future clients.
> If you have an older squid config you also likely have the default
> patterns from the 90's when caching dynamic content was dangerous.
> Squid versions 2.6 and later may need some updates:
> Amos
Hi Amos,
I only did a lot of reading and information gathering of the squid, so
I'll be setting up a squid from scratch.

Thx in advance
Received on Tue Aug 09 2011 - 09:21:27 MDT

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