Botswana Telecoms operates a transparent cache to speed up web-browsing for its ADSL customers and to save bandwidth. In some cases
the pages served up by the cache may be "stale" i.e. the copy presented is not the most recent one. It may be possible to refresh
the stale pages in the proxy caches by some of the following methods:
With many versions of MS Internet Explorer Pressing Ctrl-F5 will cause the transparent proxy to fetch a fresh page from the web server.
With Mozilla (inc Netscape and Firefox) the same effect can be achieved by pressing RELOAD (Ctrl-R)
In both instances, if this fails then the desired effect may be achieved by repeating the keypress with a pause of between one and
Another technique, if it is impossible to refresh the proxy's cache, is to request a new, unique, URL by appending a question mark and
random text eg www.info.bw/status/index.shtml?1 or www.info.bw/status/index.shtml?2