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Re: Pipelining and compression effect on HTTP/1.1 proxies

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 19:05:11 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199704231705.TAA19592@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Cc: snowhare@netimages.com, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen:
[...]
>  I know that there are many cache
>maintainers and maybe even indexers on this mailing list. Benjamin, what if
>you tried getting these people to take a snapshot of their caches and get
>the sizes of the HTML pages? It would be very useful information to a lot
>of us!

One note here: the size distribution of pages stored in web caches
will not in general equal the size distribution of the pages
transported over the HTTP link.  Especially if you have a cache
replacement algorithm which takes the size of the page into account.

And it is the properties of the traffic over the link (usually the
upstream link these days, unless you have a slow modem) we are
interested in.

For those who have time to do statistics, I suggest using Digital's
Web Proxy Traces at

ftp://ftp.digital.com/pub/DEC/traces/proxy/webtraces.html

>Henrik

Koen.
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 1997 10:08:39 EDT

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