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The rproxy extensions to HTTP let a server generate a diff relative to a cached instance, whether an HTML page or an image, in a way that is completely general, and transparent to both the server and user agent. This improves response times and reduces network usage, which is particularly important given the increase in dynamic content on the Web (with dynamic content a resource must be exactly the same as the cached instance, or it is downloaded from scratch).


Download version 0.5.7 (beta)
released on 27 August 2002

VCS Checkout

co rproxy/proxy



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey5 July 2002

Leaders and contributors

Paul Barker Contributor
Paul Mackerras Contributor
Martin Pool Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Help Mailing List Info/Archive
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build libtool
Required to build autoconf
Required to build automake
Required to build Perl 5.005 or later
Required to use librsync
Required to build popt

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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