What can ISPs do better? Removing racism out of internet

Mel Beckman mel at beckman.org
Tue Aug 6 06:46:15 UTC 2019


You agree that the CDN content is temporary, no? That is the definition of processes used by an ISP providing pure transport services. 

-mel via cell

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 11:36 PM, Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:15:36 -0000, Mel Beckman said:
>> Not really. The customer provides the content on its own servers. The CDN
>> simply redistributes the content via temporary caching. It’s not a web hosting
>> provider. The CDN _customer_ hosts the content.
> That's an... interesting.. interpretation.  Most people would see it as the CDN
> doing the hosting, and the customer *providing* the content to be hosted.
> Do you also believe that your outbox is hosting the e-mail I'm replying to, and
> all the MTAs that got involved are just temporary caching?  Or did you provide
> a copy of the mail, and request that the MTAs distribute it?
> (Also, if the CDN isn't a web hosting provider, why is it able to serve up data
> on an http connection?  Hint - at one time, almost the entire web was static
> content, and even today a lot of it is file data not javascript and css. ;)

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