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A context-dependent, multiply binding name resolution system. A name resolver is provided, connected to either a requester's system or a receiver's system, or both. Requests to a given service or domain name are resolved to the appropriate IP address. The intended recipient of the request is resolved based upon a combination of one or more predetermined criteria, including: information about the sender (e.g. geographical location, specific requester identity, etc.); information about the intended recipient (e.g. load balance at the receiver, type of service, etc.); information contained within the request itself (e.g. type of service requested); or other information (time of day, date, random selection of recipient, e.g.). The system is implemented in hardware and/or software, and the resolution criteria can be made interdependent or independent.

Title
System for context-dependent name resolution
Application Number
EP19970304697 19970630
Publication Number
0817444 (A2)
Application Date
June 30, 1997
Publication Date
January 7, 1998
Inventor
Ebrahim Zahir
US
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
US
IPC
H04L 29/06
H04L 29/12
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
G06F 13/00
H04L 29/12
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
G06F 13/00
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