[Yum] stupid feature request?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Jan 9 20:23:58 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 18:16, Matthew Geier wrote:
>   I'm in a place that has the same http proxy setup. And every browser 
> that I know of supports proxy exclusions.
>   lynx even supports it via the no_proxy environment variable. (I was 
> under the impression that the http transport library handled this not 
> Lynx itself...)
>   Why configure a proxy to block local? - well we didn't, and clients 
> configured to pull local pages through the proxy were overloading the 
> disk/cpu/network on the proxy servers - not many machines can cope with 
> with multi megabits of similtatious in/and out via their disk and not 
> slow down.... (Fast client on a fast switched LAN talking via local 
> proxy server also on a fast switched LAN to a fast web server on a fast 
> switched LAN, and the proxy server stuggles to shuffle the bits in and 
> out. Multiple that by several hundred misconfigured users...)
>   Basicly the proxy servers were being overwhelmed with local traffic, 
> so the changed the configuration to refused to proxy such traffic.

I'm pinging out to Michael Stenner and Ryan Tomayko on this one. I don't
have any opposition to it but they've been working on urlgrabber and I'm
curious how much pain this would be.


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