Caching and prefetching for web content distribution

Jianliang Xu, Jiangchuan Liu, Bo Li, Xiaohua Jia

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Various aspects of deploying and implementing Web caching proxies over the Internet are discussed. Proxy caching effectively reduces the network resources that Web services consume, while minimizing user access latencies. Some key challenges faced in Web cache management and present solutions available are presented. Cache replacement and prefetching, consistency management and cooperative management are the key cache management issues. The huge size of Internet also pose as a big issue in cache management. The security problems created by the use of proxies are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalComputing in Science and Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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