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Re: backbone transparent proxy / connection hijacking

  • From: Patrick McManus
  • Date: Mon Jun 29 15:07:27 1998

In a previous episode Michael Dillon said...

:: [...] Caching is a temporary hack that provides some limited
:: benefit at the moment but the need for it is fading except in areas that
:: are a couple of years behind in bandwidth deployment.

I can't believe you said that.

Heirarchical caching reduces latency and increases availability _in
addition to_ conserving bandwidth. Those (particularly the second)
will remain critically important features no matter if you're traversing
a 512k line or OC48...

-P





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