Why is Netflix traffic not being cached?

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Article ID: 167593

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CacheFlow Appliance Software ProxySG Software - SGOS

Issue/Introduction

The ProxySG appliance and Cacheflow appliance do not cache content with certain values specified in RFC2616, Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

As an example, a request URL is:

http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=60023597

A packet capture (PCAP) of the HTTP request follows: 

 

A PCAP of the response follows:  

 

Note the values of the cache-control fields. Netflix sets these values on their content in accordance with US federal copyright laws and the Intellectual Property Rights Center 

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