06173311 is referenced by 258 patents and cites 170 patents.

A server services client requests in an improved manner by a utilizing a combination of sending an id of the last article that has been previously sent to the client, load balancing servers to provide efficient servicing of clients and providing redundant servers so that a failure of any one server does not result in the termination of server services to clients.

Title
Apparatus, method and article of manufacture for servicing client requests on a network
Application Number
8/800153
Publication Number
6173311 (B2)
Application Date
February 13, 1997
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Vibha Dayal
Saratoga
CA, US
Harry Collins
South Orange
NJ, US
Gregory P Hassett
Cupertino
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
PointCast
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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