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Re: Mirror Negotiation

From: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 10:20:22 +0000
Message-Id: <199612111020.KAA05562@gizmo.lut.ac.uk>
To: Chanda Dharap <chanda@mowgli.prpa.philips.com>
Cc: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@tis.com>, www-talk@w3.org
Chanda Dharap writes:

| 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.

Well, bandwidth savings of up to 60% are really terrible if you're 
(say) in the business of selling bandwidth...  Makes those pesky Web 
pages download a damn sight faster though!

| 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.

Start at <URL:http://www.nlanr.net/Cache/>
| ??




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