Through DNS redirection, oblivious clients with unmodified web browsers
are transparently redirected to nearby Coral web caches. These caches
cooperate to transfer data from nearby peers whenever possible, minimizing
the load on the origin web server and possibly reducing client latency. In
fact, such servers should see near to a single request per web object to
initialize the cooperative cache.
I think this will be big: a free, distributed hashtable-based global caching proxy network for any web content. It could cure the Slashdot effect; it could end the bandwidth worries of small operators with popular rich-media content. And it's got pretty maps of the deployed system.
Something seems to be not working for me - behind amazon.com firewall.