On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 04:00:15PM +0100, Mohamed DAOUDI wrote:
> Question to Basile
> In my opinion, we have to talk about squid and to say that is because w=
> remarked that it is instable we adopted in the beta version Shweby=20
> without a any changes in poesia,.............
The Poesia monitor aims to be able to work with any ICAP conforming
HTTP ICAP enabled proxy. It should work with other ICAP
implementations (including commercial ones from NetApplicance??)
Using ICAP is important for both technical and political
reasons. Technically, the ICAP protocol was designed for content
filter (and other uses). Politically, following an established
standard (ICAP is now an RFC) is much better and open (and more
conforming to opensoruce spirit) than developping our own solutions
(which whould have costed use much more).
SquidIcap is now a dormant project. Perhaps the ICAP part might be
rewritten in the future Squid3 (which will appear after march 2004
Shweby is much more ICAP conformant than SquidIcap was. It is a
project which cooperate very well with us. For our specific needs, the
Shweby team added a user interface (so users can switch ICAP services
dynamically thru a Web interface).
Since Shweby is actively cooperating with us, and more conforming to
ICAP standards than SquidIcap, I think it is enough reason to use it.
(I even suggest that the Poesia consortium - not me - cooperate more
with Shweby's developers perhaps even inviting them at some meetings,
Basile STARYNKEVITCH http://starynkevitch.net/Basile/=20
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