Origin request with peer fulfillment

  • US 8,775,661 B2
  • Filed: 01/25/2013
  • Issued: 07/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transferring content across a content delivery network (CDN), the method comprising:

  • receiving a notification of a request, wherein the request comprises;

    a client identifier, anda content identifier;

    accessing one or more global policies applicable to the request, wherein the one or more global policies identify circumstances under which clients are authorized to receive content objects from other clients instead of from servers associated with the CDN;

    determining, using the one or more global policies, that a client associated with the client identifier is eligible to receive content associated with the content identifier from another client;

    identifying, using the one or more global policies and the content identifier, one or more authorized transfers of at least a portion of the content;

    identifying one or more eligible clients that are associated with the one or more authorized transfers; and

    sending a set of client identifiers that are associated with the one or more eligible clients.

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