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Re: Proxylet Downloading and metadata

2001-03-06 05:15:27

What happens when one box can function either as an origin/replica server or
an intermediary?  Is it a server or a proxy?  When my service plug-in runs
there, is it a servelet or a proxylet?  Or do we need more general name for
the box?  A "service node" perhaps?

If everyone can run on the same box, then all that distinguishes the
servelet from the proxylet is API.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Markus Hofmann" <hofmann(_at_)bell-labs(_dot_)com>
To: "Micah Beck" <mbeck(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu>
Cc: <ietf-openproxy(_at_)imc(_dot_)org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: Proxylet Downloading and metadata


Thus, my proposal is that "X-let" be taken to mean "a small portable
written to the X API".

What happens when a server, a proxy, and a call-out server all
implement the same API (just think of CGI)? What would you call the
piece of code that can run without modifications on all three

When it runs on the server, it's a servlet. When it runs on the proxy,
it's a proxylet, etc. But what would we call the actual code,
independent from where it will be executed? A suggetion was "service