Content delivery network and associated methods and mechanisms

  • US 20050114296A1
  • Filed: 12/22/2004
  • Published: 05/26/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/1995
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A content delivery method comprising:

  • causing a plurality of files to be distributed across a plurality of computers;

    responsive to a request, the request including at least a name for a file, the name having been determined, at least in part, using a given function of the data that comprises the contents of the file, causing a copy of the file to be provided from a given one of the plurality of computers, wherein the request for the file is resolved based, at least in part, on a measure of availability of at least one of the computers.

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