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Re: i28 proposed replacement text

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 00:48:04 +0100
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080513234804.GB27483@shareable.org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> On tis, 2008-05-13 at 15:50 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > I rather like the idea of proxies which use delta compression between
> > each other.  Infinitely more effective.  But alas not zero-install for
> > the end users.
> Why not zero-install for the end users? They talk to a proxy which does
> delta to it's upstream proxy on the other side of the weak/expensive
> link..

Because often the link from end user to the nearest proxy is the
slowest link.  (This is especially true of mobile phones.)  To get
gains, a delta coding proxy needs to be installed on the end user's
own equipment.

But if you're interested, look up rproxy which does exactly as you suggest.

-- Jamie
Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 23:48:41 UTC

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