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A proximity-oriented redirection system for service-to-client attachment in a virtual overlay distribution network. The virtual overlay distribution network includes addressable routers for routing packet traffic, wherein a packet of data is routed from a source node to a destination node based on address fields of the packet. The invention includes a redirector coupled to at least one of the addressable routers and includes: logic for accepting a service request from a client; logic for determining a selected server for handling the service request, the selected server being one of a plurality of servers that can handle the service request; and logic for generating a redirection message directed to the client for redirecting the service request to the selected server.

Title
Proximity-based redirection system for robust and scalable service-node location in an internetwork
Application Number
9/458216
Publication Number
6415323 (B1)
Application Date
December 9, 1999
Publication Date
July 2, 2002
Inventor
William C Destein
Pleasanton
CA, US
Steven McCanne
Berkeley
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
US
Assignee
FastForward Networks
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/173
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