[Tsvwg] Re: [e2e] e2e principle..where??....

Tristan Henderson T.Henderson at cs.ucl.ac.uk
Sat Jun 2 10:14:03 PDT 2001

In message <200106021654.f52GsTWB020865 at calcite.rhyolite.com>, Vernon Schryver 
>> From: RJ Atkinson <rja at inet.org>
>> ...
>>         @Home does not now have a "transparent cache" and 
>> never did have a "transparent cache".  @Home has now and 
>> has had configured web proxys all over its network, in many
>> headends and nearly all Regional Data Centres.
>> ...
>Perhaps a better example would have been AOL's SMTP redirection
>proxies that evidently add an X- header and also according to some
>reports throttle or filter some outgoing mail.
>Doesn't Freeserve in the U.K. run HTTP redirection proxies?
>Vernon Schryver    vjs at rhyolite.com

Don't know about Freeserve, but BT run a transparent proxy on port 80 for their DSL service. Their definition of "transparent" is a bit strange, though, since the proxy has a tendency to ignore HTTP cache-control headers.

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