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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Caching Proxy
Date Thu, 08 May 2003 07:43:18 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jean-Rene Cormier []

>Hi, we have this website that has a script that connects to 
>another site
>and retrieves information and outputs it on our site. The 
>thing is, that
>other site is slow and slows down the load time of our site. So I was
>wondering if it was possible to cache this info on our server using
>mod_proxy? I think using Squid only to cache one page would be a waste
>of time since Apache is already installed on the server. I would be
>using iptables to redirect all request for that site from the server to
>pass through the proxy server. Since the other site is not 
>updated often
>(once a day I think) shouldn't this solve my problem? I tried using the
>default config in httpd.conf for mod_proxy but I can't connect to port
>8080. Is there something I'm doing? Or doesn't mod_proxy works 
>like if I
>used Squid or something?

I don't know anything about Squid - are you saying you are having
problems running mod_proxy? If so, a few ideas:

- mod_proxy is an extension module. It is not compiled by default. You
have to specify that you want it when you compile apache. Did you do
this? If you're not sure, look in the libexec or modules directory (if
your using DSO) or do "httpd -l" to list compiled in modules.
- if you have it loaded, how are you using it? What directives did you
add to the config?
- knowing your OS and apache version would be a help, BTW.

Owen Boyle
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