Re: proxy gateway service announcement/testing

Rik Harris <>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 1994 08:54:40 --100
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Subject: Re: proxy gateway service announcement/testing 
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> I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new application level proxy
> gateway service for the WWW. This is an adaptation of Tim Berners-Lee's
> gateway code used in libWWW. Lou Montulli, Ari Luotonen, and I (Kevin
> Altis) have been working together for the last month or so on this problem
> and we now have something for you to try; the NCSA folks are working the
> changes into their code as well. The proxy supports http, gopher, ftp,
> wais, and news. Full HTTP 1.0 methods are supported including POST, PUT and
> authentication.

Has this project involved any discussion wrt caching?  A proxy server
would be the ideal place to cache documents that don't require
authentication.  I realise there are some types of documents that
shouldn't be cached, but for a test system, a config file could
specify that '*' should not be cached.

I know the topic has been brought up on the list before, but is anyone
actually working on it?  Now that we have some clients that have been
modified for proxy support, perhaps the caching discussion could be

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