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Table 1 Comparison between cache techniques.

From: A Spontaneous Ad Hoc Network to Share WWW Access

  Lim et al. [46] Dykes and Robbins [42] Ren and Dunhan [45] Fan et al. [41] Proposal 1 Proposal 2
Auto-configuration of the network 0 0 0 0 3 3
Auto-configuration of the nodes 0 0 0 0 3 3
Use of central servers or proxies 1 3 3 3 0 0
Distributed network caching 3 3 3 3 0 3
Internet access provided by any node (one or several selected by the nodes of the network) 3 0 0 0 3 3
Internet access provided by one node (fixed and not dynamic server) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cached data by the network's nodes 3 0 3 0 0 3
Scalability 2 3 3 3 3 3
Cached data by the network's AP/proxies 0 3 0 3 3 3
Flexibility 2 0 3 3 3 3
Intranet broadcasting necessary (searching data/updating metadata) 3 3 0 3 1 1
  1. Notation: () Not contemplated, () Not necessary, () Supposed (not explained but contemplated), () Contemplated (taking into account and explained).