[plug] Getting SQUID to play nice with windows updates

Arie Hol arie99 at ozemail.com.au
Sun Apr 20 15:25:06 WST 2008

On 20 Apr 2008 at 10:14, Mark Slatem wrote:

> Hey all,
> This week I have been spending some time dabbling with a squid test 
> server. I have setup squid as a transparent proxy and have the firewall
> redirect all http requests to the squid box, then on the squid box I am
> using iptables rules to redirect port 80 >> 3128
> This is all working well but I am having major problems getting 
> updates" to be cached and reserved to windows clients on the LAN. There
> does not seem to be any definitive information on the net about this, 
> from what I have read Microsoft keep changing their settings and now
> specifically send messages to proxy servers requesting updates to not
> cache, and also they will change the data of update files while 
> the file names, this also causes major problems if you tell squid to 
> all update content regardless and then it serves incorrect or  stales
> versions of updates to clients.
> Since this is one of the reasons we want to deploy squid in lan 
> environments, I was wondering if any of you would like to share your
> pearls of wisdom on if and how you overcame these challenges, and if in
> fact it is possible to get this working reliably using squid.
> Thanks
> Mark

Have a look at :


There is some discussion on this topic in this forum that may help you, 
maybe you could join in the discussion and get some help....


Regards Arie
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