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Method for secure, large-scale, cross-platform, adaptive data distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131646D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 167K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method for securely distributing large amounts of data from a single source to multiple destinations while adaptively reacting to other network traffic.

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Method for secure, large-scale, cross-platform, adaptive data distribution

Disclosed is a method for electronic data distribution to large numbers of computers of different platform types. This is best accomplished by authenicating a user and providing authorization to that user the rights to distribution. Using a multi-tier architecture allows for a central database and location for result log files. Each level can act as a depot for the bulk data destined for its targets.

For example the architecture could look like this:

Source

Fanout

Targets

Data sent to each level of distribution must be secured via some encryption algorithm, such as DES or MD5 hash. The depot or gateway prior to the final target must act as a throttle limiting the number of connections to its managed targets. The amount of data on the wire is limited via packet size, Adaptive Bandwidth Control, and limits based on gateway netload or target netload.

Adaptive Bandwidth Control senses network capacity and either slows or increases, within limits, the data presented to the transmitter. Even though distribution may slow down due to adaptive constraints, the "netload" and "target netload" values still act as an upper bound to the total speed for the gateway connections. Therefore the distributions use a combination of adaptive and static bandwidth control. This feature

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