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Re: Proxy notification I-D

From: <hallam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 96 15:12:15 -0500
Message-Id: <9602272012.AA11337@zorch.w3.org>
To: Balint Nagy Endre <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>
Cc: http-caching@pa.dec.com, hallam@w3.org, hallam@w3.org

Could you expand upon the problem of dial up users on the end of 
a phone line? 

I did have a number of thoughts about this case, in particular about
clients doing aggressive pre-fetch. If I go to the index of the 
new york times it should start pusshing the front pages down the line at me so 
thsat the minute I finish one page I can read the next. this means that
there should be a mechanism for distinguishing real hits from false

I thought I would try a simple proposal as a start then see which extra features
people thought essential. 

Perhaps we should regard a proxy cache as being logically a part of the client
in the dialup case. Maybe we should work on a protocol which allows fast co
exchange of data with a proxy on the other side of the line. This would be
the "permanent" representative of the proxy. This server would also be 
responsible for handling notification operations as well.

This is starting to sound like an interesting project, is it really linked to
the log exchange problem or is it something separate however?

Received on Tuesday, 27 February 1996 20:36:35 UTC

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