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Re: decreased caching efficiency?
[ On Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 01:47:15 (-0400), John Fraizer wrote: ] > Subject: Re: decreased caching efficiency? > > How do I make more money when someone upstream from me caches information > from my clients webservers and subsequent requests never make it to > my clients servers and therefore my clients servers never reply? Well now, since that's the core secret to making money on the WWW you don't expect us to all blurt it out at once now, do you? :-) Note that caching generates savings, not profits! However as a web server operator who doesn't have to pay anything but understanding and co-operation for those savings, the potential is there to turn them all directly into profits. It's just a matter of how you look at things and how you understand what you're selling. There's already been ample discussion here about how one can use the WWW properly while still allowing commercial accounting to take place. Even if you don't explicitly co-operate with caches you still need to be aware of them. If a WWW business model doesn't take caching into account then it damn well better not expect to reach anything even approaching the entire Internet. North America is probably the only place on the Internet where caching isn't more or less a necessity, and it's no doubt soon going to lose its status as one of the largest parts of the Internet, if it hasn't already (which may in fact turn it into one of the places where hierarchical caching is a necessity too!). -- Greg A. Woods +1 416 218-0098 VE3TCP <[email protected]> <robohack!woods> Planix, Inc. <[email protected]>; Secrets of the Weird <[email protected]>