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Re: Cache-Control: max-age sent by apt might delay installation of security updates

On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 08:55:02 +1100, Robert Collins
<robertc@robertcollins.net> wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-02-29 at 07:10, Marc Haber wrote:
>> The problem that I see is the following: From what I have understood
>> and tested, squid will not even ask the server addressed in the URL
>> for a later version if the object in the local cache is younger than
>> the max-age value given by the client.
>Thats incorrect. max-age tells squid it MUST revalidate entities with an
>age >= the max-age value. If squid considers an entity stale it will
>revalidate it regardless - and your local squid config can tune when
>this occurs.

Unfortunately, squid and me share a mutual dislike. How can I tune
this behavior?

Practice shows that a squid installed from a Debian package frequently
doesn't even send out a request to the original server.


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