On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 13:24 -0400, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
> My understand is that some people do caching on B simply to let A spit out
> all the data and let B handle the connection for as long as it takes to
> perform the transfer.


That's right. It's very useful for images and multimedia files too.

> I've heard that this can have excellent benefits but have no real world
> examples or experience handy.


I've seen it cut down the number of database connections needed by a
factor of 10. It really helps.

- Perrin