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Re: "Packet Shapers"

  • From: Rich Sena
  • Date: Wed Aug 05 13:37:08 1998

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Lincoln Dale wrote:

> (nb, yes, cisco do have WCCP - however, with it effectively being a
> proprietary protocol, and whilst some of the functionality is possible in
> policy-based-routing, you lose out big time when your cache isn't functioning
> and the router is still (blindly) feeding it all the http-flows).

If a Cache Engine goes down - the remainder of the farm will
redistribute the load - if the farm is unresponsive the core router will
stop redirecting port 80 until such a time as it can start communicating
with a cache speaking WCCP once again.

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