[H-GEN] Squid proxy

Harry Phillips harry at tux.com.au
Tue May 18 20:03:25 EDT 2004

Tony Melia wrote:
> I have found that squid will not properly cache any windows update files,

It used to, and that is what makes it even more annoying and I have not 
changed configuration of squid. So it won't be the maximum object size 
unless the same update has gotten bigger with empty filler.

> mainly due to the fact that Microsoft use your registration number when
> downloading the file, so for example instead of downloading (excuse fake
> names) http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/update.exe it downloads
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/?ID=AE678543?update.exe which squid

hmmm... is that a recent change?

> detects as a unique URL.  The only way I have been able to cache updates is
> by using Microsofts Software Update Service on a win2k server.

aaahhhhhh run for the hills.....

Harry Phillips

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