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Web Cache Communication Protocol V2.0

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors David Forster , Robert A. Wilson
Last updated 2001-04-26 (Latest revision 2001-04-03)
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This document describes version 2.0 of the Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP). The WCCP V2.0 protocol specifies interactions between one or more routers and one or more web-caches. The purpose of the interaction is to establish and maintain the transparent redirection of selected types of traffic flowing through a group of routers. The selected traffic is redirected to a group of web-caches with the aim of optimising resource usage and lowering response times. The protocol does not specify any interaction between the web-caches within a group or between a web-cache and a web-server.


David Forster
Robert A. Wilson

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