[H-GEN] Squid proxy

Robert Stanford rob at rotapile.com
Tue May 18 19:36:01 EDT 2004

Harry Phillips wrote:
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> I have a question about Squid. I have setup my server to do transparent 
> proxying with a prerouting iptables rule that redirects requests on port 
> 80 to port 3128.
> All is working fine, if I turn off squid no-one can access any web pages.
> My question is why do I have to download the Windows updates again and 
> again, Squid does not seem to cache them. I checked /var/spool/squid and 
> it only has ~50M in there. The partition /var has 2.1G space free and I 
> have set squid to use 1G as cache.

Check maximum object size in squid.conf, its probably set smaller than 
the size of most of the updates.

    Robert Stanford


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