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Re: different thinking on exchanging traffic

  • From: Manar Hussain
  • Date: Wed Jun 03 10:43:38 1998

>Something of interest here might be centralising services at NAPs. For
example,
>putting a news server at the NAP running Cylone, the NAP purchasing a news
only
>T1 (or whatever) to serve the box, and then participants who would like a
news
>feed getting it directly from this box and paying extra.
>
>Another intersting saving is via proxy neighboring over a local NAP. Rather
>significant traffic savings have been observed in local NAPs inside Australia
>by participants neighboring squids. AU being a rather heavy user of caching
>compared to the US.
>
>Other ideas were tossed around including a central DNS server/cache, gaming
>servers, etc.. and one peering network inside AU (Ausbone) is doing this.

This was discussed several times in the UK but politics always seemed to
prevent setting this sort of thing up at LINX (as far as I could tell).
Others probably know more. Certainly the idea seemed very sensible.

Manar




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