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A proximity-based content control method “propagates” or positions content based upon “proximity” between various nodes on a network. The nodes between which the content is propagated include content libraries, servers, and clients. In one case, the relative proximities of two content servers to a particular client or group of clients determines which of these servers serves client requests. In another case, the method employs anticipatory loading of content from a library to a server based upon the server's proximity to a given client-base. Yet another application involves adding or removing server capacity to a network based upon proximity to clients. Another application applies proximity affects to cache release algorithms. A “content control system” calculates proximity dynamically and automatically decides whether to move content based upon the proximity calculation.

Title
Proximity as an aid to caching and secondary serving of data
Application Number
10/902971
Publication Number
7761572 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 2004
Publication Date
July 20, 2010
Inventor
Karl G Auerbach
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Agent
Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson
Assignee
Cisco Technology
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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