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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
8/674561
Publication Number
6154777
Application Date
July 1, 1996
Publication Date
November 28, 2000
Inventor
Zahir Ebrahim
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Conley Rose & Tayon PC
Agent
B Noel Kivlin
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/36
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