Re: [squid-users] Re: anyone knows some info about youtube "range" parameter?

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 10:47:33 +1200

On 02.05.2012 10:12, Ghassan Gharabli wrote:
> AS I understand that nginx removes Range header as well as several
> other headers
> before passing request to upstream to make sure full response will be
> cached and other requests for the same uri will be served correctly.

  stripping the range header -> wonderful benefit

> Squid at least in versions 2.7 and up, refuses to cache 206 Partial
> Content responses by default. It is possible to use a combination of
> the range_offset_limit and quick_abort_min to force Squid to cache
> the
> request, but Squid will still strip off the Range header and try to
> request the entire object but It is still not a good solution.

  stripping the range header -> not good

Which one is it?

> Do you know anything about VARNISH which has experimental support for
> range requests as you can enable it via the “http_range” runtime
> parameter.
> What I have already found is that Varnish will try to request the
> entire file from the back-end server, and only if the entire file is
> in the cache, will it successfully respond with a partial content
> response and not contact the back-end server.
> Does Squid has the ability to remove Range Header ?


   range_offset_limit none youtube

or for older Squid versions:

  request_header_access Range deny youtube

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