Distributed redirection for the World-Wide Web

Aline Baggio*, Maarten van Steen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Replication in the World-Wide Web covers a wide range of techniques. Often, the redirection of a client browser towards a given replica of a Web page is performed after the client's request has reached the Web server storing the requested page. As an alternative, we propose to perform the redirection as close to the client as possible in a fully distributed and transparent manner. Distributed redirection ensures that we find a replica wherever it is stored and that the closest possible replica is always found first. By exploiting locality, we can keep latency low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)743-765
Number of pages23
JournalComputer networks
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • CN request-routing
  • Content delivery networks
  • Web site replication
  • Web-client request redirection

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