Traffic Engineering (fwd)
ekgermann at CCTEC.COM
Thu Sep 18 15:59:58 UTC 1997
I believe IBM did something similar during the 96 Olympics. My foggy
memory serves me as
You hit the front door page.
Each mirror did a performance measurement to you (traceroute, ping time, etc)
By the time you were 2 - 3 pages into the site, you were redirected to the
"best" mirror, based on the above.
Kind of cool, especially if IBM thought of it :)
At 10:16 AM 9/18/97 -0400, osborne at terra.net wrote:
>> See, the really neat thing about the 'net is it *removes* the geographical
>> locality as a barrier.
>> People have interests, very specific interests. The number of people
>> interested in following alt.barney.die.die.die are geographically
>> dispersed, but the Internet brings them together in a virtual community.
>> Search engines, as primitive as they are now, make it much easier to find
>> whatever specific item you're looking for, and odds are overwhelming that
>> it's not on your neighbors server.
>So perhaps what we need is a way for search engines to determine what's
>"close" - geographically, politically, or speed-wise. This isn't
>easy to do, but if it was implemented and only worked, say, 15% of the time,
>it'd still make things look that much faster.
>Idea: what about a search engine that understands a BGP table? I'm thinking
>that something like Hotbot, which returns search results with several places
>to find the same page, goes through a process like this:
>1) perform the query.
>2) if your query returns multiple places to get the same page
> a) look at the AS_PATH for the querying IP address
> b) look at the AS_PATHs for the found pages
> c) Determine and return the "closest" one - perhaps the one
> whose AS_PATH is most like that of the querying host.
>This is a bit rough (off the top of my head, first thing in the morning), but
>you could do a bunch with it. Search engines, for example, that optimize for
>search speed vs. retrieval speed, come to mind.
>Anybody out there have any spare venture capital? :)
>> --- David Miller
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