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Re: Mirror Negotiation

From: Chanda Dharap <chanda@mowgli.PRPA.Philips.COM>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 10:12:51 -0800
Message-Id: <199612101812.KAA24675@PRPA.Philips.COM>
To: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@tis.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org

>For large sites that have a caching proxy, pre-loading info info the 
>cache/directory could be useful. Most large mirrors already have
>'ls -alR' files around. You could then process these to pre-load the
>cache's directory.

I remember there were studies that showed proxy caching was not much
of an improvement. Cannot remember references right away, but one of
them was DEC's Proxy caching study , it appeared in one of the first
WWW conferences.

Has anyone given thought to some sort of a hierarchy of caches ? Maybe
topical caches as opposed to regional ? Caching could be a combination
of server-side Proxy caching as well as caching at the hierarchy.

The hierarchy of caches would be neither at the server nor at the
client, somewhere in between.


- Chanda Dharap
Philips research Labs,
Palo Alto, CA
Received on Tuesday, 10 December 1996 13:13:19 UTC

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