Hash-based query caching method for distributed Web caching in wide area networks

Takuya Asaka*, Hiroyoshi Miwa, Yoshiaki Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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Distributed Web caching allows multiple clients to quickly access a pool of popular Web pages. Conventional distributed Web caching schemes, e.g., the Internet cache protocol and hash routing, require the sending of many query messages among cache servers and/or impose a large load on the cache servers when they are widely dispersed. To overcome these problems, we propose a hash-based query caching method using both a hash function and a query caching method. This method can find cached objects among several cache servers by using only one query message, enabling the construction of an efficient large-scale distributed Web cache server. Compared to conventional methods, this method reduces cache server overhead and object retrieval latency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-913
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cache
  • Hash
  • Query
  • Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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