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RE: Digex transparent proxying
This seems like more of a marketing issue than an operational issue. I see transparent proxying as another product offering in which you would have two options. Option 1 -- Utilize transparent proxying by applying policy based routing. This causes the backbone providers to use less bandwidth, so customers cost is reduced (i.e., highest cost is the backbone, so apply a discount for less bandwidth use). If contracts prior to the placement of the proxy are in place, the customer would have to provide explicit approval (and realize a reduced cost) before this policy would be applied. Option 2 -- Apply no policy to the end users connection. This is typically what "in place" contracts had in mind. If I agree to pay you $xxxx.xx/month for a connection before the cache was put in place, I should still receive that connection unaltered. BTW, I am in favor of transparent proxying...but not if I don't control it. ;) D. Derek Elder US Web / Gray Peak Technologies Network Engineering 212-548-7468 Pager - 888-232-5028 email@example.com http://www.usweb.com A Strategic Partner for the Information Age.