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Re: Looking for pointers



Brian Behlendorf writes:
 > On Mon, 17 Apr 1995, N.G.Smith wrote:
 > > I would say that the choice of caching server directly affects the machine
 > > that you need to use. The CERN server is a forking server and with any
 > > significant traffic will destroy all but the fastest machine. I have
 > > recently been hearing about the Harvest cache, but have not had time to
 > > evaluate it myself.
 > 
 > My understanding of the Harvest cache is that it sits in front of a 
 > standard HTTP server to improve efficiency of raw content delivery for 
 > that one server, rather than serve as a cache for all possible web 
 > servers.  

It can function as an "httpd accelerator" or as a proxy object cache.

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