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Re: Debian Standard Mirror configuration

On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 13:49:26 -0800, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
>On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 08:30:07PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> to always deliver consistent package pools, and now Debian mirrors
>> have to especially cater to create appropriate Expires: headers.
>They don't have to; everything should work fine without it.  It would just
>make some optimizations possible as far as caching.

No, it doesn't. Without an Expires:-Header, a squid cache will only
retrieve Packages and Packages.gz once every 24 hours, which can delay
package distribution.

This is security relevant for sites that mirror security.debian.org
despite our recommendation not to mirror s.d.o, which is a quite
frequent configuration.


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