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Steven Colby, John J Krawczyk, Raj Krishnan Nair, Katherine Royce, Kenneth P Siegel, Richard C Stevens, Scott Wasson: Method and system for directing a flow between a client and a server. Arrowpoint Communications, Fish & Richardson P C, December 21, 1999: US06006264 (767 worldwide citation)

A content-aware flow switch intercepts a client content request in an IP network, and transparently directs the content request to a best-fit server. The best-fit server is chosen based on the type of content requested, the quality of service requirements implied by the content request, the degree o ...


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Colby Steven, Krawczyk John J, Nair Raj Krishnan, Royce Katherine, Siegel Kenneth P, Stevens Richard C, Wasson Scott: Content-aware flow switching. Arrowpoint Communications, Colby Steven, Krawczyk John J, Nair Raj Krishnan, Royce Katherine, Siegel Kenneth P, Stevens Richard C, Wasson Scott, HENNESSEY Gilbert H, February 11, 1999: WO/1999/006913

A content-aware flow switch (110) intercepts a client content request in an IP network (100), and transparently directs the content request to a best-fit server. The best-fit server is chosen based on the type of content requested, the quality of service requirements implied by the content request, ...