Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP6 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

Using the nocache Parameter

You can use the parameter nocache for the Service function send-file to specify that files in a certain directory should not be cached. For example, if you have a set of files that changes too rapidly for caching to be useful, you can put them into a directory and instruct the server not to cache files in that directory by editing obj.conf.


<Object name=default>
NameTrans fn="pfx2dir" from="/myurl" dir="/export/mydir"
Service method=(GET|HEAD|POST) type=*~magnus-internal/*
<Object name="myname">
Service method=(GET|HEAD) type=*~magnus-internal/* fn=send-file

In the above example, the server does not cache static files from /export/mydir/ when requested by the URL prefix /myurl.