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Re: topological closeness....
On Tue, 14 May 1996, Geoff Huston wrote: > But relying on users to configure their end systems with the > identity of the closest cache server using some ill defined > "network metric" is always going to be an erratic affair at best. I was wondering if someone had gotten around to intercepting the port 80 traffic and redirecting it to a local caching proxy. Doesn't seem much more difficult to do than NAT stuff and there are enough providers running FreeBSD boxes and the like as gateway routers that it may be worth trying as an experiment. Now that Cisco is adding NAT capabilities to the standard IOS it appears that these "non-routing" functions may not be too hard to get standardised across a large part of the net. Michael Dillon Voice: +1-604-546-8022 Memra Software Inc. Fax: +1-604-546-3049 http://www.memra.com E-mail: [email protected] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -