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Re: Wrong setup.exe on http://www.cygwin.com/
On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 01:03:23PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 10:27:31AM -0700, Warren Young wrote:
>>On 2/9/2010 9:49 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>with the possible exception of updating the web site to allow hints
>>>that setup.exe shouldn't be cached
>>In the PTC spirit:
>> <IfModule mod_expires.c>
>> ExpiresActive On
>> <FilesMatch "\.exe$">
>> ExpiresDefault "now"
>Thanks Warren. I appreciate the PTC. This was already suggested here:
>I've implemented that suggestion. Now, in theory, all of the proxies
>out there will not cache setup.exe. That should reduce cygwin mailing
>list traffic at the expense of network traffic on cygwin.com and on the
>networks that the proxies serve. I guess that's a good enough compromise
>although I suspect that we'll still hear from misconfigured proxies.
>Thanks to Steven for the original suggestion.
Btw, I did check the difference in http headers in the before/after
scenario and now see a new "Expires" field but I have no way of actually
checking this to see if it really does solve a problem.
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