Re: Caching

Mike Schwartz <schwartz@latour.cs.colorado.edu> Sun, 05 December 1993 08:44 UTC

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From: Mike Schwartz <schwartz@latour.cs.colorado.edu>
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Subject: Re: Caching
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> From: small@netcom.com (Kevin Small)
> Subject: Caching
> To: iafa@bunyip.com (Internet Anonymous FTP Archives)
> Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1993 16:39:36 -0800 (PST)
> 
> There is a need for cache servers and distribution servers.  The
> overall effeciency of the Internet would benefit from there use.
> ...

The Internet Research Task Force research group on Resource Discovery is
developing a generic object caching mechanism similar to what you
describe.  If you're interested in the measurement/trace-based
simulation results, see the most recent SIGCOMM conference proceedings
(or, ftp.cs.colorado.edu:pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/PostScript/FTP.Caching).

Some of our current plans / vision for this plus other prototyping
effortgs are laid out in
ftp.cs.colorado.edu:pub/cs/techreports/schwartz/PostScript/RD.ResearchProblems.Jour.ps.Z

 - Mike Schwartz
   Univ. of Colorado - Boulder