Any work done on replication?

Paul Everitt (
Thu, 18 Aug 1994 14:59:16 +0200

My business partner Lotus Notes specialist, and was preparing a response
to a "WWW is pathetic compared to Notes" that was full of misinformation.

One thing I couldn't adequately back him up on was the WWW equivalent of
replication. I just don't see (maybe I'm not looking in the right
places) very much discussion of server-server transactions on the web.

Things I have seen are:
-cache managers
-HTTP version numbers (in the spec)
-a post (Dan Connolly, I think) about using netnews for "broadcast" docs

Martijn Koster has one of the first, I think, in distributing ALIWEB, but
even he recommends ftp-mirroring of the data!

There seem to be facilities in the specs, and I'm sure people are
working on it, but I don't have anything to argue with for a distributed
read/write, replicated, versioning system.

Thanks for any enlightenment.

Paul Everitt V 703.785.7384 Email
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