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Re: Digex transparent proxying

  • From: Karl Denninger
  • Date: Sat Jun 27 11:19:30 1998

On Sat, Jun 27, 1998 at 05:49:34AM -0400, Rich Sena wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Jun 1998, Karl Denninger wrote:
> 
> > Not to mention those to derive advertising revenue from "views", and have no
> > way to measure them in a cached environment.  If I was doing that, I would
> > also deny service to proxy servers and display a nice message telling the
> > user to remove the proxy or bitch about its forced use.
> 
> Karl that is silly - in the a lot less time and effort that you would put
> in setting up your redirect - you could have just used  a correct Expires
> header and has your content (or at least just the suff that you want to
> remain dynamic) avoid the cache.  It serves you as the designer as much as
> it serves the enduser (speedier loads).  If your page comes up quickly
> chances are the person will venture around a bit londer and click more
> links in the 20 minutes that they have before their date picks them up
> etc...  It's common sense.

As soon as that happens widely the cache is useless (or worse) and therefore
people who use them have a reason to ignore the Expires headers.

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