06901445 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 30 patents.

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
10/188350
Publication Number
6901445 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2002
Publication Date
May 31, 2005
Inventor
William C DeStein
Pleasanton
CA, US
Steven McCanne
Berkeley
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Philip H Albert
Assignee
Fastforward Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 029/06
H04L 029/06
H04L 012/18
G06F 015/173
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