Application-layer anycasting

Samrat Bhattacharjee, Mostafa H. Ammar, Ellen W. Zegura, Viren Shah, Zongming Fei

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The anycasting communication paradigm is designed to support server replication by allowing applications to easily select and communicate with the `best' server, according to some performance or policy criteria, in a group of content-equivalent servers. We examine the definition and support of the anycasting paradigm at the application layer, providing a service that maps anycast domain names into one or more IP addresses using anycast resolvers. In addition to being independent from network-layer support, our definition includes the notion of filters, functions that are applied to groups of addresses to affect the selection process. We consider both metric-based filters (e.g., server response time) and policy-based filters. An expanded version of this work can be found as a technical report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1396
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 16th IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM. Part 1 (of 3) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: Apr 7 1997Apr 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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