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Re: Hit-metering: to Proposed Standard?

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 12:29:01 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199611202029.MAA14191@step.mcom.com>
To: Ingrid Melve <Ingrid.Melve@uninett.no>
Cc: luotonen@netscape.com, snowhare@netimages.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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>  PS: Until they cull me on my head with something hard, I will argue
>  for web caches as pure network buffers; no stealing or illegality
>  in buffering bits.

That's how I see caches, too -- I just wanted to add some melodrama.

Your point about caches providing content providers a service by
caching them is true, too.  It's a two-way street -- on the other
hand, the content provider is doing you a favor by providing a service
that your users find useful, so they stay online and use your
services.  There are benefits to both parties, that's why I think it
makes sense to co-operate.

Ari Luotonen	* * * Opinions my own, not Netscape's * * *
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Received on Wednesday, 20 November 1996 12:37:40 UTC

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