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A framework for delivery of Internet content includes a subscriber server network; and at least one domain name server constructed and adapted to provide policy-based domain name service, wherein, in response to a request to resolve a hostname, the domain name server resolves the hostname to at least one address corresponding a server in the subscriber server network based on at least one policy consideration. The framework may include a content delivery network, distinct from the subscriber server network, wherein, in response to a request to resolve a hostname, the domain name server provides at least one addresses of a server in the content delivery network based at least on the location of the requestor and other policy considerations. An address returned by the domain name server is selected based on one or more of: (a) geographic policies; (b) load share policies; (c) overflow policies; and (d) network aware policies.

Title
Configurable adaptive global traffic control and management
Application Number
10/259497
Publication Number
7822871 (B2)
Application Date
September 30, 2002
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
Ted Middleton
Moorpark
CA, US
David Pfitzner
College Park
AU
Mark Brady
San Rafael
CA, US
Maksim Yevmenkin
Thousand Oaks
CA, US
Aric Hagberg
Santa Fe
NM, US
Jeffrey G Koller
Oxnard
CA, US
Michael S Warren
Los Alamos
NM, US
John K Salmon
Chappaqua
NY, US
Paul E Stolorz
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Brian Siritzky
Assignee
Level 3 Communications
CO, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
G06F 15/173
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