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A system for disseminating information over a wide area network includes a central caching unit for storing data to be made available over the wide area network. Local access give users access to the wide area network. Distributed caching units associated with the local access nodes for store cacheable material. A satellite communications system establishes satellite communications between the central caching unit and the local caching units for the transfer of cacheable material from the central caching unit to the local units. A router at the local access nodes routes packets from users to a destination address. The router includes local routing tables containing the addresses of material cached at the associated local node and responds to routing requests for locally cached material by directing the requests to the local cache.

Title
Information dissemination system with central and distributed caches
Application Number
8/881113
Publication Number
6243760 (B1)
Application Date
June 24, 1997
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Jeff Brown
12074-201-B Street, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
US
Peter Wall
Ottawa
US
Brian Armbruster
Ottawa
US
Agent
Marks & Clerk
US
Assignee
Jeff Brown
US
VISTAR Telecommunications
US
IPC
G06F 13/38
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