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Re: topological closeness....
Miguel A.L. Paraz sez: > Hello, > Gopi K Garge wrote: > > IMHO, in the context of the AP region, I guess we are overlooking the > > user perspective - locally available "Internet" content. Barring > > .au, .sg, .kr, .hk (?), .jp and .tw, I do not see any major effort > > around to provide locally, content that is available in the US > > be it the GNU archive, the WU archive or one-of-those Beatles > > song and lyrics archive - result - good amount of traffic to the > > US. > With limited bandwidth, updating these archives would be slow, > and, you wouldn't know yet if there are enough people accessing > these to justify getting a mirror. Oh ... I have complete details on how many hits some of these servers get from my domain and who in my domain are originating requests. getting these details is a matter of some dedicated hardware and a one time programming effort - the rest is - thanks to ethernet technology. > Caching should help getting commonly requested information faster. Sure ... but you'd notice that these are mechanisms to control your traffic across a low bandwidth link, but that's not the issue. The issue is where will the link that we have terminate. > > When one sees such traffic trends, why would an ISP even think in > > terms of investing in a link to a place other than the US - the cost > > permitting ? > In the long term, as the Internet becomes more common, regional content > will become more important, IMHO. So develop the local content - > and the local infrastructure - and regional intranets, and virtual > private networks - will come in. When ?? I feel it is long overdue. If we are to "attract" intra AP region bandwidth investment - as in getting ISPs to interconnect within the region, there must be an effort to provide content. The ISPs may then have a case (not a strong one though) to interconnect locally. How do we do this ? I know that this is not a trivial question, but ...... --Gopi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -