[Yum] stupid feature request?
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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