An appeal for more bandwidth to the Internet Archive

Chuck Church chuckchurch at
Thu May 14 12:41:18 UTC 2020

You mean not everyone still looks up the classifications on


On Wed, May 13, 2020, 7:54 PM Valdis Klētnieks <valdis.kletnieks at>

> On Wed, 13 May 2020 10:40:36 +0300, Denys Fedoryshchenko said:
> > What about introducing some cache offloading, like CDN doing? (Google,
> > Facebook, Netflix, Akamai, etc)
> > I think it can be rolled pretty quickly, with minimum labor efforts, at
> > least for heavy content.
> The thing is that if you're an 800 pound gorilla, you probably have enough
> things that would benefit from being cached to make it worthwhile.
> I'd expect that the Internet Archive is probably mostly long-tail hits
> with not
> much hot content.  Has anybody modeled how much cache space would it take
> to
> significantly improve the bandwidth situation?
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