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Richard R Masters: Method and system for storing load balancing information with an HTTP cookie. F5 Networks, John W Branch, Merchant & Gould P C, April 16, 2002: US06374300 (239 worldwide citation)

A method and system for inserting and examining Cookies in the data streams of HTTP connections for the purpose of persistently directing HTTP connections to the same destination. The present invention enables a network transmission device, e.g., a router or controller, to reliably and efficiently d ...


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Bryan D Skene, Scott P Tennican, Thomas E Kee: Method and system for balancing load distribution on a wide area network. F5 Networks, Darby & Darby PC, John W Branch, October 21, 2008: US07441045 (234 worldwide citation)

A system and method for balancing the load on virtual servers managed by server array controllers at separate data centers that are geographically distributed on a wide area network such as the Internet is described. The virtual servers provide access to resources associated with a domain name reque ...


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Richard R Masters: Method and system for storing load balancing information with an HTTP cookie. F5 Networks, John W Branch, Merchant & Gould P C, October 29, 2002: US06473802 (192 worldwide citation)

A method and system for inserting and examining Cookies in the data streams of HTTP connections for the purpose of persistently directing HTTP connections to the same destination. The invention enables a network device to direct subsequent HTTP connections from the same client to the same server (de ...


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Christian D Saether, David E Sloat: Method and system for automatically updating the version of a set of files stored on content servers. F5 Networks, John W Branch, Merchant & Gould P C, June 11, 2002: US06405219 (165 worldwide citation)

A method and system for managing the replication and version synchronization of updates to a set of source files on geographically distributed heterogeneous content servers with minimal impact on a network's bandwidth. The configuration of each content server is either manually entered or autom ...


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Thomas E Kee, Ryan C Kearny, Donald Joseph DeCaprio, Christian D Saether: Method and system for automatically updating content stored on servers connected by a network. F5 Networks, Darby & Darby PC, Jamie L Wiegand, September 26, 2006: US07113962 (144 worldwide citation)

A system and computer implementable method for updating content on servers coupled to a network. The method includes updating an origin server with a version of files used to provide content, retrieving data that indicates an action to be performed on one or more cache servers in conjunction with up ...


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Arindum Mukerji, Jesse Abraham Rothstein: Selectively enabling network packet concatenation based on metrics. F5 Networks, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Jamie L Wiegand, January 18, 2011: US07873065 (141 worldwide citation)

A method, system, and apparatus are directed towards selectively concatenating data into a packet to modify a number of packets transmitted over a network based on a combination of network and/or send-queue metrics. In one embodiment, Nagle's algorithm is used for concatenating data into a packet. T ...


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Patrick Duncan Jenny, Carlton G Amdahl, Scott P Tennican: Method and system for distributing requests for content. F5 Networks, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Scott M Tobias, August 3, 2010: US07769823 (137 worldwide citation)

A method and system for caching content, such as content requested from a server on the World Wide Web. Requests for dynamic content are forwarded directly to a content server to avoid caching data that might only be used once. Requests for static content are forwarded to a hot or a regular cache de ...


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Jason G Franklin: Hardware accelerated compression. F5 Networks, Brett A Hertzberg, Merchant & Gould PC, May 23, 2006: US07051126 (102 worldwide citation)

A compression system is arranged to use software and/or hardware accelerated compression techniques to increase compression speeds and enhance overall data throughput. A logic circuit is arranged to: receive a data stream from a flow control processor, buffer the data stream, select a hardware compr ...


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Joseph A Pruitt, Bryan D Skene, Patrick D Jenny, Gary N Mager: Method and system for accessing network services. F5 Networks, LeClairRyan, June 7, 2011: US07958222 (87 worldwide citation)

A system for accessing network services includes a plurality of resolvers including a root resolver and a secondary resolver, each resolver arranged to perform actions comprising determining a set of service locations based at least in part on the service and an address associated with a client. the ...


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Donald Joseph DeCaprio: Method and system for authenticating and authorizing requestors interacting with content servers. F5 Networks, Darby & Darby PC, John W Branch, September 26, 2006: US07114180 (78 worldwide citation)

A method and system for authenticating and authorizing requesters interacting with content servers. A message including a request is forwarded from an upstream device and received by an intermediate device. The intermediate device authenticates the upstream device. Then, if the intermediate device i ...