1250785-A2 is referenced by 6 patents.

In a network interconnecting a plurality of content providers and a plurality of clients, for providing content to a client, each of the plurality of content providers is coupled to at least one content distribution network of a plurality of content distribution networks, wherein the client is coupled to at least one of the plurality of content distribution networks and a request for the content is sent from the client to a redirector node that receives requests, wherein a redirector at the redirector node provides an address for a server available to serve the requested content. When the client's content distribution network is a primary content distribution network for the content provider providing the requested content, redirecting the client to a server within the client's content distribution network.; When the client's content distribution network is not a primary content distribution network for the content provider but the client's content distribution network has a content peering relationship with a primary content distribution network for the content provider, redirecting the client to a server within the client's content distribution network. When the client's content distribution network is not a primary content distribution network for the content provider and the client's content distribution network does not have a content peering relationship with a primary content distribution network for the content provider, redirecting the client to a server outside the client's content distribution network.; The redirecting can be done using a domain name service (DNS) server that responds to requests for domain name resolution that include metadata encoding for the content being requested and/or attributes of the resolution request other than a domain name or explicit client/redirector communication to perform the redirection.

Title
A content distribution system for operating over an internetwork including content peering arrangements
Application Number
EP20000986628 20001219
Publication Number
1250785 (A2)
Application Date
December 19, 2000
Publication Date
October 23, 2002
Inventor
Mccanne Steven
US
Assignee
Fastforward Networks
US
IPC
H04L 29/12
H04L 12/18
H04L 29/06
H04L 29/12
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04L 12/18
H04L 29/12
H04L 29/08
H04L 29/06
H04L 12/18
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