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

  • From: Mike Gibbs
  • Date: Thu Aug 13 16:04:33 1998

On Thu, 13 Aug 1998, David Schiffrin wrote:

> Hmm, In that case, doesn't it become an advantage for the webfarm who
> is now buying transit to put up the cache ?
> 
> -dave


Yes, it does.  The problem here is that current caches aren't designed for
content speed, and response.  But with caches at the content end, it saves
cross-country bandwidth for the content provider, but really doesn't help
the dial-up farms.

Mike Gibbs

> 
> > 
> > On Wed, 12 Aug 1998 alex@nac.net wrote:
> > 
> > > > 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!
> > 
> > If BBN wants to sell connectivity to a big web farm provider, how does
> > BBN's forcing all hits through a cache help BBN?  The data all still
> > crosses BBN's backbone, and the the web farm provider won't need as big a
> > pipe.  Maybe I'm missing something, but if BBN starts charging former
> > peers, I'd think caching at these edges would be a bad thing for BBN.
> > 
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