On 11/18/98(00:20) you Gilles <email@example.com> wrote
|I'm new in the cache business and things are not clear to me.
|Are there any differences between HTTP and NNTP caching ?
|From what I understood from the Delegate site, just the protocol
|changes but the process remains the same. Did I get it the right way ??
Any caching more or less is similar with others, but none of
them is the same with another :-p. Your question is difficult to answer
without knowing your purpose why you want to know about it.
Caching consists of some basic functions including:
- interpreting the procedure of an application protocol
- recognizing the syntax of data (message) transmitted on the protocol
- recognizing which part of data can be cached with which identifier (key)
- expiration of obsolete data, mutual exclusion on update, and so on.
In general, all of these depend on application protocols. But we can
implement them on a common set of mechanisms for cache, and I'm trying
to do so in DeleGate...
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