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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject URNs, Mirror sites, and Squid
Date Mon, 08 Dec 1997 22:38:41 GMT

Very cool - I think I'm going to set something like this up.


>From: Duane Wessels <>
>To: www@FreeBSD.ORG
>Subject: URNs, Mirror sites, and Squid
>Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 13:55:57 -0700
>Sender: owner-freebsd-www@FreeBSD.ORG
>Hello FreeBSD folks--
>We (Squid developers) have recently been tinkering with URN support
>in the Squid cache.  We're not doing anything really sophisticated
>yet.  We think a good use of URNs is automatic redirection to
>a close mirror site.  We are asking if you would like to help us
>out by installing a simple CGI script on  your server.  Squid would
>use this CGI script to turn a URN for into a list of URLs.
>For more details, see,
>or please us for clarification.
>Duane W.
>                               Think Globally, Cache
"it's a big world, with lots of records to play."-sig

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