[H-GEN] Squid proxy

David Seikel won_fang at yahoo.com.au
Sat May 22 04:19:49 EDT 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004 10:03:25 +1000 Harry Phillips <harry at tux.com.au>
> Tony Melia wrote:
> > 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.....

While it has been many years since I did any Squid hacking, I remember that there was a fairly simple interface for rewriting URL's.  Use it to convert http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/?ID=AE678543?update.exe to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/update.exe globbing on the ID part and it might do the trick.  If microsoft doesn't cooperate, get clever and don't convert for the first one to fill the cache.
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