Message-Id: <199711251359.IAA04855@www10.w3.org> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 7:58:53 CST Cc: email@example.com In-Reply-To: <SIMEON.9711251352.B@s1741.essex.ac.uk>; from "James Green" at Nov 25, 97 1:12 pm From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Albert Lunde) Subject: Re: Bandwidth > Whilst they do help enormously, they do not solve the problem entirely. > For instance, in a live broadcast, people can hardly get the entire > file from a cache went the EOF hasn't been transmitted yet, can they? A > better system of single-distribution is needed. [...] > Now, why couldn't there have been one file going to each country that > requests it, it gets stored temporarily in the country's main centre > (like Telehouse or LINK in the UK) where the appropriate ISPs are given > access to the file and they transmit it to their users. This sounds a lot more like IP multi-casting and/or the MBONE, which _has_ been applied to live audio/video transmission. I don't know of applications of IP multi-casting to file-serving. Doing much better with IP multi-casting than multi-level proxy caches might require advance knowledge of who would want what files where.