05511208 is referenced by 222 patents and cites 6 patents.

A computer network in which resources are dynamically located through the use of LOCATE requests includes multiple cache server nodes, network nodes which have an additional obligation to build and maintain large caches of directory entries. Cache server nodes play a key role in the LOCATE process and can prevent redundant network-wide broadcasts of LOCATE requests. Where an origin cache server node receives a request from a served node, the cache server node searches its local directories first, then forwards the request to alternate cache server nodes if necessary. If the necessary information isn't found locally or in alternate cache server nodes, the LOCATE request is then broadcast to all network nodes in the network. If the broadcast results are negative, the request is forwarded to selected gateway nodes to permit the search to continue in adjacent networks.

Title
Locating resources in computer networks having cache server nodes
Application Number
8/35852
Publication Number
5511208
Application Date
March 23, 1993
Publication Date
April 23, 1996
Inventor
Gary M Vacek
Raleigh
NC, US
Robert Sultan
Richterswil
CH
Prabandham M Gopal
Wayne
NJ, US
Michael F Gierlach
Raleigh
NC, US
Ray W Boyles
Apex
NC, US
Agent
Gerald R Woods
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
G06F 13/14
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