[squid-users] normal squid , can we cahce fcebook vidoes ?

Ahmad Alzaeem ahmed.zaeem at netstream.ps
Fri Oct 16 17:46:43 UTC 2015

Thanks amos ,
What about if it was for ISP and the ssl pump is impossible since it will break the privacy and will  need user end user agreement to pass the websites  .

Im asking regarding facebook since its 100 % https
And asking about youtube videos  since its 100 % https

I don’t know how companies like cachevideis & cachemara still offer videos caching so far  ??!!!!

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From: squid-users [mailto:squid-users-bounces at lists.squid-cache.org] On Behalf Of Amos Jeffries
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 1:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [squid-users] normal squid , can we cahce fcebook vidoes ?

On 16/10/2015 5:15 a.m., Ahmad Alzaeem wrote:
> Hello Guys
> In the past , the videos were http in youtube & facebook
> Im asking simple question here 

> Is it possible for me as a normal squid user to be able to cache youtube &
> facebook vidoes in https ?

That depends on whether the Squid you are using has HTTPS decryption
capabilities (SSL-Bump) built.

> I hear that the old companies that were caching youtube in the pas still
> working now !!!
> Im wondering If that correct

Possibly. But their methods will not be the same as it was in the past.
YT content should be prefectly cacheable. But its devs have decided to
fight against letting HTTP working properly for the YT site.

> Im asking here , why squid don't have projects to develop youtube & facebook
> caching

"Squid" is a proxy for general Internet usage. Hard-coding into it
logics to cache one specific website, which may change at any time and
break that code, it is not appropriate.

There are still people offering Squid extensions that do YT caching.
They have kind of gone underground again once it became clear that every
time anyone documented in public how to cache the videos YT developers
would suddenly change how the system worked and break that method of

FYI: SquidVideosBooster is one product that offers video caching
extensions to Squid if you are looking for one. You will need to combine
it with ssl-bump usage.


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