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Re: Looking for pointers





On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Al Hartshorn wrote:

> We are about to put into effect a very large proxy/cashe server. This one will
> not be just for one campus, but for all campuses in the country (no joke and 
> this is not being sent on the 1st).
> 
> I am looking for anyone that may have some expertice with handling a very large
> area. At this time, I do know that I will have 7 to 8Gb of disk space for cashe.
> I may have to cut it down just a little, a Gig or so, for the local non 
> proxy/cashe server.
> 
> The only thing that we have not picked as of this time, is the machine and op
> for it. We will be running the Cern V3.0 server. 
> 
> Looking for any ideas or pit falls. No pointers to the warning.gif please.

Don't run CERN httpd as your proxy server.  Have a look at 
<http://www.unimelb.edu.au/~danny/ausweb95.html>

I'd go for a regional server and institutional servers which query the
regional server.  I think the Harvest Cache is the right software to use.

Danny

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