What can Archives offer the World Wide Web?

Smith, Neil (1994) What can Archives offer the World Wide Web? Technical report. University of Kent, Computing Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (Full text available)

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ftp archive sites are well known throughout the Internet community for their wealth of useful information. UNIX HENSA is perhaps one of the better known academic archives in the United Kingdom. In this paper the roles of these archive sites are examined with a view to what they can provide the World Wide Web community. The Web suffers from virtually the same problems as standard ftp; slow networks, overloaded serving hosts, and the immense difficulty of finding information spread across the globe. Fortunately, it seems that just as Archive sites have helped alleviate some of these problems for ftp users, they should be able to do the same for Web users. In this paper I shall demonstrate how, at the UNIX HENSA Archive, we have been investigating this possibility.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: Archive, World Wide Web, Cache, Proxy
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2009 19:00 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 03:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21187 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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