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XF 1.3 Image proxy: How to handle signature ticker images?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by CyclingTribe, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I've just enabled the image proxy on CycleChat and within minutes have 350 items and growing, but I've noticed that quite a lot of the cached images are our members' cycling log tickers - which show how much mileage they've travelled this year so far.


    I've set caching to last 182 days so does this mean people's ticker images now won't update/move/show any mileage progress for 182 days?

    I'm assuming so (and I'll have to disable it if this is the case) - but just thought I'd ask in case there are any finer controls that are not present in the ACP settings?

    Shaun :D
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    There are two specific settings for Image Proxy.
    I'm browsing in my mobile so can't check it.

    I think #1 is How many days to store the images on your server. #2, How many days to fetch again from original source.
  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Sure, thanks, but the tickers will still be cached (I assume) and I don't want to re-cache every image on a narrow timeframe just to update the tickers more regularly.

    I was thinking more along the lines of excluding the domains that the tickers reside on so that they are not stored in the local proxy cache?
  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    For now, I don't think we can exclude some domains.
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  5. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    I suggest to disable the proxy if you want to serve live, scripted foreign images at your server.
    I know, people like those images, but they are also a possible severe security risk.
  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Ordinarily I would agree, but in our case it is negated quite a bit; one is from a domain I own (which is served from the same server ;)) the other two are from reputable sources who we have a good relationship with. All others are disallowed and removed on sight. (y)

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