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Mobile web caching in a hostile environment
Author(s): Gail Ann Kalbfleisch; Sridevi Movva; Terry Wayne Griffin; Nelson Luiz Passos
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Paper Abstract

In the wired Internet, it is common practice to use Web caching to reduce network utilization and improve access time to a Web page. Mobile users introduce new variables in the communication process due to the fact that a user may dynamically change its contact point within the network, accessing the Web server through a different path, which may not have access to cached pages. In hostile environments such as domestic catastrophic emergencies, field units must have a higher priority to significant information available through Web servers, requiring lower response times and reliable access via Internet enabled cell phones. In foreign lands, specific infrastructure must be implemented and activated, which requires extensive work currently being researched by defense contractors. In domestic situations, the infrastructure exists and must be equipped to provide the necessary priority to civil defense personnel. This study discusses mechanisms used in Web caching and suggests features that should be added to current cache management algorithms to provide the necessary priority, including the use of standard protocol commands to identify cacheable information and establishment of priority and aging policies to control the length of time data should be maintained in the cache.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5101, Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III, (22 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486076
Show Author Affiliations
Gail Ann Kalbfleisch, Midwestern State Univ. (United States)
Sridevi Movva, Midwestern State Univ. (United States)
Terry Wayne Griffin, Midwestern State Univ. (United States)
Nelson Luiz Passos, Midwestern State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5101:
Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Systems III
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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