Splitting requests ...

From: Garry Glendown <garry@dont-contact.us>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:19:39 +0200

For a pilot project involving satellite transmission of Internet data
I'm currently looking into the possibility of splitting WWW/ftp-requests
based on certain rules.

E.g., squid would check and see if it (or one of his
neighbors/sibblings) had a current version of a file. If not, it would
check either the file type or file size (or both) of the file. Let's say
bot .exe/.zip/.arj/.. files and files larger then 50k would then be
requested from proxy B, while all other files would be requested from
proxy A.

Apart from the satellite link, it could also be used for sites having
two links ... one slow link with low (or no) traffic costs, and another
fast link with traffic costs. It could redirect long file transfers to
the slow line, while short requests would be serviced quicker...

Is there anything like this in existance, prepared or planed? If
neither, I'd be willing to write it ...

Received on Fri Apr 18 1997 - 11:33:13 MDT

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