Re: [squid-users] proxifire pass squid's "reply_body_max_size" limits !!

From: Amos Jeffries <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:03:23 +1200

On 26/08/2012 9:47 a.m., ali Eblice wrote:
> Hi every one
> I was playing with my squid3 (( Squid Cache: Version 3.1.6 )) on
> debian 6 configuration that i noticed something NOT normal happening.
> when i put the proxy setting on firefox and i try to download files
> bigger than 40 MB i got the error " The request or reply is too
> large. "
> but when i put the proxy settings in proxifire and try to download
> file bigger than 40 MB with firefox its able to download the file . ((
> on this situation firefox get data from proxifire i can see its
> connections on proxifire ))

Please identify how the limit is being bypassed. Since you says
"connections" plural, I can take a good guess. I think you will find
that downloaders like proxyfire are splitting the large object into many
smaller sized pieces and requesting them separately. The result is many
request+responses "range" messages with, for example 1MB bodies. Since
1MB is smaller than 40MB there is no blocking.

Note that reply body size is not the same as total object size.

Received on Tue Aug 28 2012 - 10:03:32 MDT

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