CDN & ISP (was: Re: Google wants to be your Internet)

Mark Smith nanog at
Mon Jan 22 20:29:49 UTC 2007

On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 04:15:44 -0600 (CST)
Gadi Evron <ge at> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Michal Krsek wrote:
> >
> For broad-band ISPs, whose main goal is not to sell or re-sell transit 
> though...
> > 
> > a) caching systems are not easy to implement and maintain (another system 
> > for configuration)
> > b) possible conflict with content owners
> > c) they want to sell as much as possible of bandwidth
> > d) they want to have their network fully transparent
> Only a, b apply. d I am not sure I understand.

I think (d) is all network testing tools showing a perfect path, which
sould isolate the fault to the remote web server itself, yet the
website not working because the translucent proxy has a fault.


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