Google wants to be your Internet

Mark Smith nanog at
Sun Jan 21 04:10:39 UTC 2007

On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 19:47:04 -0800
Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> wrote:


> The advantage of providing caching services is that they both help  
> preserve scare resources and result in a more pleasing user  
> experience.  As already pointed out, CAPEX/OPEX along with insertion  
> into the network are the current barriers, along with potential legal  
> liabilities; cooperation between content providers and SPs could help  
> alleviate some of these problems and make it a more attractive model,  
> and help fund this kind of infrastructure in order to make more  
> efficient use of bandwidth at various points in the topology.

I think you're more or less describing what already Akamai do - they're
just not doing it for authorised P2P protocol distributed content (yet?).



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