06185598 is referenced by 635 patents and cites 66 patents.

Resource requests made by clients of origin servers in a network are intercepted by reflector mechanisms and selectively reflected to other servers called repeaters. The reflectors select a best repeater from a set of possible repeaters and redirect the client to the selected best repeater. The client then makes the request of the selected best repeater. The resource is possibly rewritten to replace at least some of the resource identifiers contained therein with modified resource identifiers designating the repeater instead of the origin server.

Title
Optimized network resource location
Application Number
9/21506
Publication Number
6185598 (B2)
Application Date
February 10, 1998
Publication Date
February 6, 2001
Inventor
James A Balter
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Andrew D Swart
Westlake Village
CA, US
Richard E Greer
Red Lodge
MT, US
David A Farber
Oak View
CA, US
Agent
IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro
US
Assignee
Digital Island
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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