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Re: Peering with a big web farm (was Re: BBN Peering Issues)

  • From: alex
  • Date: Wed Aug 12 18:04:09 1998

> Alex Rubenstein, turning John Curran's words around, suggested:
> 
> | "The central problem is asymmetry of traffic between GTEI and the hosting
> | companies, Curran said. BBN/GTEI customers generally request webpages from
> | Exodus more than from other places."
> 
> which is an interesting point IN FAVOUR OF peering with a large
> web hosting network at only one location.
> 
> If one can force all outgoing to-the-webhosted-site queries
> through a single web cache, and the content is (or is made to be)
> relatively undynamic, one has a huge caching potential.

Amen; I didn't even see that. But, that could work to BBN's favor!


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