Re: Cisco Cache Director (Was RE: Does Squid beat the rest? )

From: James R Grinter <>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 1997 11:29:16 +0100

On Wed 24 Sep, 1997, Stephane Bortzmeyer <> wrote:
>On Tuesday 23 September 97, at 20 h 40, the keyboard of Paul A Vixie
><> wrote:
>> wierd. i guess i just don't know how to market things. here i've been
>> selling transparent caching to real customers since february and nobody
>> knows about it, whereas cisco hasn't sold it to anybody but everybody
>> knows about it. we're in beta testing for V2.0 of our product, a total

(we did look at the Interceptor a long time ago, but couldn't get any
technical questions answered about how it might work with our dialup
setup. Never mind.)

>Translated to Squid, this would be: a farm of unmodified Squid caches
>and one proxy with a (yet to write) code which would receive clients
>connections, compute the hash, and proxy them to the right cache. Such
>a code would have to keep TCP connections, forward UDP requests, add
>the proper header (Via:?) so we know the real client, compute the hash
>and that's all.

It sounds like the 'mapping server' that one paper described. There's
a link to it from Duane's reading list.

Just found a copy of paper, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: An Approach to
Building Large Internet Caches".

-- jrg.
Received on Wed Sep 24 1997 - 03:41:41 MDT

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