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From Brian Akins <>
Subject RFC: redo CacheEnable
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2005 19:00:43 GMT
Anyone here who is familiar with squid knows that you can control the 
caching behavior on a very flexible manner. See this url for examples:

I copied this in my own cache module.

Is there any interest to bring something like this to mod_cache?  I was 
thinking something like this:

#prefix match, don't try to cache this
CacheRule type=prefix arg=/server-status enable=off

#don't cache this very long. match uses strmatch
CacheRule provider=disk type=match arg=quick max=30

#Override expire on this stuff if less than 600 seconds
CacheRule provider=disk type=prefix arg=/special min=600 default=1200  \

#change lmf for these. useing a pcre
CacheRule provider=disk type=regex arg=\d\.gif$ max=300 lmf=0.2

#provider may have own options
CacheRule provider=disk type=prefix arg=/other sendfile=off \

#catch all rule 

CacheRule provider=disk type=all default=600 max=3600

This does complicate things.  We could use the current virtual server 
level stuff as defaults for CacheRule.  This would, however, make the 
cache very flexible.

I can write all the code, I just don't want to waste time if no one 
cares.  I don't want to maintain a fork, as I already do that...

Brian Akins
Lead Systems Engineer
CNN Internet Technologies

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