topological closeness....

Michael Dillon michael at
Tue May 14 01:55:53 UTC 1996

On Mon, 13 May 1996, Vadim Antonov wrote:

> "Public cacheing" has little merit, as efficiency of
> cacheing decreases when covered population grows
> beyond some threshold  (i.e when diversity of requests
> overwhelms the cacheing capacity -- process better
> known as "thrashing").
> On the other side, small populations do not produce
> aggregatable demand patterns.
> I.e. it looks like that ISP-provided cache servers would
> be optimal.

Especially so since ISP's have the opportunity to do social engineering on
their users by maintaining a "What's HOT" page on their server with daily
updates. If you can get people to check in on your WWW reviews first then
you have a much greater chance of getting cache hits.

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