Cache Array Routing Protocol v1.1

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This draft documents the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP) v1.0 for dividing URL-space among an array of loosely coupled proxy servers. An HTTP client agent (either a proxy server or a client browser) which implements CARP v1.0 can allocate and intelligently route requests for the correct URLs to any member of the Proxy Array. Due to the resulting sorting of requests through these proxies, duplication of cache contents is eliminated and global cache hit rates are improved.


Keith Ross (
Vinod Valloppillil (

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