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Internet Computing, IEEE

Issue 5 • Date Sep/Oct 2001

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  • Congestion pricing. Paying your way in communication networks

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):85 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (152 KB)

    Network congestion is a fundamental problem facing Internet users today. A network where users are selfish, and thus reluctant to defer to other users, may result in the famous "tragedy of the commons", where, in the absence of controls, a shared resource is overconsumed by individuals who consider only their personal costs and not the cost to society as a whole. In terms of the Internet, the "tra... View full abstract»

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  • Site-based approach to Web cache design

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A site-based approach to Web caching tracks documents by site rather than individual document names or URLs, bringing different benefits to several different types of applications. One problem, however, is that while maintaining only site information is sufficient in many cases, it is sometimes necessary to track individual documents. For example, although the site-based least-recently-used (LRU) ... View full abstract»

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  • Scalable human-friendly resource names

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):20 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    To fill the gap between what uniform resource names (URNs) provide and what humans need, we propose a new kind of uniform resource identifier (URI) called human-friendly names (HFNs). In this article, we present the design for a scalable HFN-to-URL (uniform resource locator) resolution mechanism that makes use of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the Globe location service to name and locate resour... View full abstract»

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  • The Raincore API for clusters of networking elements

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):70 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Clustering technology offers a way to increase overall reliability and performance of Internet information flow by strengthening one link in the chain without adding others. We have implemented this technology in a distributed computing architecture for network elements. The architecture, called Raincore, originated in the Reliable Array of Independent Nodes, or RAIN, research collaboration betwee... View full abstract»

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  • Consensus ontologies. Reconciling the semantics of Web pages and agents

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):92 - 95
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (984 KB)

    As you build a Web site, it is worthwhile asking, "Should I put my information where it belongs or where people are most likely to look for it?" Our recent research into improving searching through ontologies is providing some interesting results to answer this question. The techniques developed by our research bring organization to the information received and reconcile the semantics of each docu... View full abstract»

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  • The evolving field of distributed storage

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):35 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (11)
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    The ongoing evolution of storage and network technologies has supported the rapid growth in the field of distributed storage over the past few years, but a widely-felt demand for more and better storage is a significant driving force behind this growth. The demand arises from an apparent de-facto economic and cultural mandate to store and archive as many bits as possible. This trend poses interest... View full abstract»

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  • Customer service [in e-business]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):90 - 91
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    When you're in business, it's good to have customers, but do you have customer service in mind when you're developing technology for an e-business Web site? If not, you should, because the place where your work and the customers' experience comes together is where you can make it easy-or hard for customers to do business at a site. If you can understand customer intentions at an e-business site, y... View full abstract»

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  • Services and situations

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):4 - 5
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (176 KB)

    Ask five people what a service is and you will get five answers. If there is agreement, it is just at a dictionary level - that a service is some capability that is provided and exploited. The different answers offer a litmus test, however, for judging the roles played in constructing distributed systems. The simple service architecture plays host to an interesting dilemma. On one side, the subscr... View full abstract»

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  • What can you do with Traceroute?

    Publication Year: 2001
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (232 KB)

    Traceroute has been a staple of network administration since the mid-1980s. This well-known utility traces outgoing paths toward network destinations by sending packets with progressively longer time-to-live (TTL) fields and recording their deaths. When a packet dies, most routers return a notice using one of their interface addresses. Traceroute records the addresses, which we can identify using ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing scientific metadata

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):59 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (38)  |  Patents (3)
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    Metacat is a network-enabled database framework that lets users store, query, and retrieve XML documents with arbitrary schemas in SQL-compliant relational database systems. The system (available from the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity, http://knb.ecoinformatics.org/) incorporates RDF-like methods for packaging data sets to allow researchers to customize and revise their metadata. It is exten... View full abstract»

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  • SMIL 2.0: XML for Web multimedia

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):78 - 84
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (13)
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    On 7 August 2001, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released version 2.0 of Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, or SMIL. Three years ago, SMIL 1.0 introduced a basic foundation for Web multimedia and it quickly gained widespread use. With a specification document about 15 times as large as version 1.0, SMIL 2.0 builds on this foundation and marks an enormous step forward in multimedia ... View full abstract»

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  • Managing data storage in the network

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):50 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (21)
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    The Internet backplane protocol, or IBP, supports logistical networking to allow applications to control the movement and storage of data between nodes. The protocol's name reflects its purpose: to enable applications to treat the Internet as if it were a processor backplane. IBP provides access to remote storage and standard Internet resources and directs communication between them with the IBP A... View full abstract»

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  • Maintenance-free global data storage

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):40 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (86)  |  Patents (26)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (232 KB)

    Explores mechanisms for storage-level management in OceanStore, a global-scale distributed storage utility infrastructure, designed to scale to billions of users and exabytes of data. OceanStore automatically recovers from server and network failures, incorporates new resources and adjusts to usage patterns. It provides its storage platform through adaptation, fault tolerance and repair. The only ... View full abstract»

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