Hi, and Happy New Year, all, before I forget.... The Akamai caches content that folks pay them to put on it which includes stuff like Microsoft updates, Real Player updates and downloads, anti-virus vendor downloads, etc. It's really great since the latency vanishes and I note here that I experience downloads of updates of 4 to 5 megabits per second on the cable modem...a rate that wouldn't be possible even with the large XP window size with latencies to the original sites.
However, it won't cache most sites since they are often not capable of being cached without breaking the experience for the user and, besides, Akamai doesn't care. It won't cache P2P traffic like BitTorrent or Napster, traffic that is likely the source of a lot of network load. It is a completely different animal in a different sphere of operation and, although valuable, isn't an ad-hoc cache. . . . j o n a t h a n -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Travis Johnson Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:27 AM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] bits per mbps Hi, We've had one for almost 5 years now... but there isn't anything to "play with". They ship you three 1u servers and a Cisco switch. You plug everything in and turn it on. They do all the admin, config, setup, etc. and don't allow you access whatsoever. But it does work great. Microsoft updates come VERY fast (over 10Mbps speeds) and many other sites are just as fast. However, I have no idea who to contact, as we were approached by them. Travis Microserv David E. Smith wrote: > George Rogato wrote: > >> You know Akamai is also an option. As I recall they require you to >> have x number of subs and then send you their boxes to be set up on >> your network. All free. > > Any idea on how many subs you need before this becomes an option? I've > heard that Akamai will do this, and I love having new toys in my NOC > to play with, but I've never been able to find out just how you go > about getting one. > > David Smith > MVN.net -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.15.28/605 - Release Date: 12/27/2006 12:21 PM -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.15.28/605 - Release Date: 12/27/2006 12:21 PM -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/