TransACT shared servers

Alex Satrapa grail at
Sun Mar 24 01:13:15 EST 2002

On Sunday, March 24, 2002, at 12:16 , Michael James wrote:

> Reading the RFC for pppoe made me wonder if we could set up
>  our home servers to accept pppoe connections
>  and connect direct through the TransACT cloud.

Rather than use PPPoE, why not use PPTP?

Or IPSec?

> Then we need a proxy setup that says,
>  "You can have it if it's in the cache,
>  but if it isn't and you do get it,
>  please upload the copy you got."

Most proxies can be configured to along the lines of "You can have it if 
I've already got it" - I would suggest using a peer to try and fetch it 
if that cache doesn't have it.

I wouldn't be so keen on the "upload it if you have it" idea, except for 
rsync-ing between proxies perhaps.  Otherwise things get all messed up.


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