[thelist] problems with proxy in Barcelona area

kasimir-k kasimir.k.lists at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 06:48:54 CDT 2008

Joan Olivé i Mallafrè scribeva in 03/17/2008 11:01 AM:
> but in the Barcelona area, the most traffic is arriving through the
> Telefonica de España proxy

Ah, the infuriating "Timofónica" proxy-cache... Thank $deity it's now 
gone <http://www.internautas.org/html/3477.html>.

I'd a +1 to Joshua's suggestion to fix your HTTP response headers. If 
you need a reminder on the subject, one of the clearest tutorials I've 
found  is <http://www.mnot.net/cache_docs/>

> In past week, I've changed the index.html page to "principal.html"
> and in index.html I've settled:
> <a href="http://cinesmontcada.com/principal.html" >
> As far as I knew, this ought to be sufficient to by-pass the proxy,

I'm afraid not... And bear in mind that not all proxies cache, and not 
all caches are in proxies (there's a whole load of them from the server 
to the browser).

> but now, somebody comes to me saying that the contents she can see are
> 3 weeks older!

Could be her browser cache too. Or something else - I've found some 
rather curious pecularities in the Spanish internet infrastructure ;-)

> Please, have you any advise in order to avoid this problem?

Putting the right response headers should do the trick.

> Thanks a lot from Barcelona

Saludos desde Poblenou,

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