Re: Caching Servers Considered Harmful (was: Re: Finger URL)

Darren New (
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 19:48:32 +0200

> the number is substantially less than 4000. (From the
> paper, the HENSA server will expire GNN non-GIF files
> after two days, and GIF files after two weeks. Here's
> a real-life ramification of caching: for those using
> the HENSA server, our daily Dilbert comic strip is
> available only once every two weeks.)

Well, it certainly sounds like the protocol needs a time-to-live, now
doesn't it? Or at least a digest of the file to be compared against short
fetches every few hours. -- Darren