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dc.contributor.authorBestavros, Azeren_US
dc.contributor.authorCrovella, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Junen_US
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-20T05:07:32Z
dc.date.available2011-10-20T05:07:32Z
dc.date.issued1998-02-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationBestavros, Azer; Crovella, Mark; Liu, Jun; Martin, David. "Distributed Packet Rewriting and its Application to Scalable Server Architectures", Technical Report BUCS-1998-003, Computer Science Department, Boston University, February 1, 1998. [Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/1760]en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2144/1760
dc.description.abstractTo construct high performance Web servers, system builders are increasingly turning to distributed designs. An important challenge that arises in distributed Web servers is the need to direct incoming connections to individual hosts. Previous methods for connection routing have employed a centralized node which handles all incoming requests. In contrast, we propose a distributed approach, called Distributed Packet Rewriting (DPR), in which all hosts of the distributed system participate in connection routing. We argue that this approach promises better scalability and fault-tolerance than the centralized approach. We describe our implementation of four variants of DPR and compare their performance. We show that DPR provides performance comparable to centralized alternatives, measured in terms of throughput and delay under the SPECweb96 benchmark. Finally, we argue that DPR is particularly attractive both for small scale systems and for systems following the emerging trend toward increasingly intelligent I/O subsystems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (CCR-9706685, CCR-950182)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherBoston University Computer Science Departmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBUCS Technical Reports;BUCS-TR-1998-003en_US
dc.subjectTCP/IPen_US
dc.subjectTCP routersen_US
dc.subjectRound Robin DNSen_US
dc.subjectScalable web serversen_US
dc.subjectIP masqueradingen_US
dc.titleDistributed Packet Rewriting and its Application to Scalable Server Architecturesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US


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