Re: Bandwidth

James Green (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:34:20 +0000 (GMT)

From: James Green <>
To: Albert Lunde <>
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997 14:34:20 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Bandwidth

On Tue, 25 Nov 1997 7:58:53 CST Albert Lunde <> 

> > 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.

Not really, it would be upon demand. Think about it: User from country 
X wants a file, so once that has come along, a local (country) copy is 
ready. Only when the local space limit has been reached will the least 
wanted files be overwritten.


James Green

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