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Freecache, poor's man Akamai?

By Julio Franco
May 12, 2004
  1. From Slashdot news: Finally the solution for slashdotting, or just the poor man's Akamai? Freecache from the Internet Archive aims to bring easy to use distributed web caching to everyone. If you've a file that you think will be popular, but far too popular for your isp's bandwidth limits, you can just serve it as http://freecache.org/http://your.site/yourfile instead of the traditional http://your.site/yourfile and Freecache will do all the heavy lifting for you. Plus your users get the advantage of swiftly pulling the file from a nearby cache rather than it creeping off your overloaded webserver.
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Cool :)
    Might come in handy!
    Not that I often have that problem, but did come close when I hosted that nv40 preview & video...
     
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