Re: apt experimental breaks w/ webcaching (was Re: apt 0.6 in experimental)
On Jan 2, 2004, at 12:11, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
Their only purpose as caches is to improve performance; there's no
they aren't allowed to contact the server to ensure that their
RFC 2616 Sec. 13.1.1.
(1), which is "contact the server and ask" starts (see 13.3) "[w]hen a
cache has a stale entry that it would like to use as a response to a
client's request...." so it doesn't apply. (3) is for errors, so it
doesn't apply. (2) does apply.
In general, contacting the server negates all performance benefits,
especially for small files (like, say, Releases.gpg).