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This paper studies the problem of where to place network caches. Emphasis is given to caches that are transparent to the clients since they are easier to manage and they require no cooperation from the clients. Our goal is to minimize the overall flow or the average delay by placing a given number of caches in the network. We formulate these location problems both for general caches and for transparent en-route caches (TERCs), and identify that, in general, they are intractable. We give optimaldoi:10.1109/90.879344 fatcat:25dlzgfhq5hk3fyenr5i36iy74