The globe infrastructure directory service

Ihor Kuz* (Corresponding Author), Maarten van Steen, Henk J. Sips

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To implement adaptive replication strategies for Web documents, we have developed a wide-area resource management system. This system allows servers to be managed on a local and global level. On a local level the system manages information about the resources and services provided by the servers, while on a global level the system allows servers to be searched for, added to, and removed from the system. As part of the system, and also in order to implement adaptive replication strategies, we introduce a hierarchical location representation for network elements such as servers, objects, and clients. This location representation allows us to easily and efficiently find and group network elements based on their location in a worldwide network. Our resource management system can be implemented using standard Internet technologies and has a broader range of applications besides making adaptive replication strategies possible for Web documents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-845
Number of pages11
JournalComputer communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Distributed systems
  • Resource management
  • Web site replication


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