[LINK] NBN expectations

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Thu Nov 4 14:22:48 AEDT 2010

On Thu, Nov 04, 2010, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:

> The way most ADSL services are delivered, the backhaul goes all the
> way to the nearest capital city (as an ATM circuit). With this setup
> there isn't any advantage to having actively cached data in regions.
> Under an NBN model I can certainly see benefit in having
> hosting/caching capactiy at POIs.

Roughly right, but yes. That's the real question, isn't it.

Considering that there's active users of Lusca/Squid doing CDN-content caching -
caching youtube/etc, windows updates, apple software updates where appropriate,
etc - and are doing it where those CDN companies aren't.

Personally, I'd really like to see those sorts of services deployed to and
for whoever wants it - be it country areas, schools, whatever. Alas, the CDN
method of pushing content to the edge "won" (for reasons I do understand.)


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