[FoRK] Cooperative browser-based web caching: Dijjer (ido)
Stephen D. Williams
Mon Jun 27 21:02:08 PDT 2005
I've seen and analyzed many web cache projects and products in the
past. I find that I want one that I hadn't seenwork until today:
browser-based cooperative web caching, specifically for large files.
Dijjer is pretty close and demonstrates what I want: http://www.dijjer.org/
Dijjer's methods look good so far and there is already a Firefox
extension. If this works well, it should become standard and be made
more transparent (i.e. for all URLs). It doesn't seem to be a
completely clean solution yet.
What I want, in effect, is Firefox to automatically do Bittorrent-style
decentralized caching for all web browsing, especially for anything that
is large. The mechanism needs to be very easy for an end-user to
configure. Dijjer's not too bad but downloading and installing an
executable will be too much for most people.
A clean use case: Posting pictures that may be temporarily popular. I
would like to avoid generating more than one download of most images,
especially the full-resolution images from my new camera, which are >
5MB as "fine" Jpeg.
swilliams at hpti.com http://www.hpti.com Per: sdw at lig.net http://sdw.st
Stephen D. Williams 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax 20147-4622 AIM: sdw
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