Request Routing Redirection Interface for Content Delivery Network (CDN) Interconnection (RFC7975)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Nov-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
B. Niven-Jenkins: AUTHOR [+3]
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a system built on an existing IP network that is used for large-scale content delivery, via prefetching or dynamically caching content on its distributed surrogates (caching servers). [RFC6707] describes the problem area of interconnecting CDNs.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) B. Niven-Jenkins, Ed. Request for Comments: 7975 Nokia Category: Standards Track R. van Brandenburg, Ed. ISSN: 2070-1721 TNO October 2016
Request Routing Redirection Interface for Content Delivery Network (CDN) Interconnection
The Request Routing interface comprises (1) the asynchronous advertisement of footprint and capabilities by a downstream Content Delivery Network (CDN) that allows an upstream CDN to decide whether to redirect particular user requests to that downstream CDN; and (2) the synchronous operation of an upstream CDN requesting whether a downstream CDN is prepared to accept a user request and of a downstream CDN responding with how to actually redirect the user request. This document describes an interface for the latter part, i.e., the CDNI Request Routing Redirection interface.
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Niven-Jenkins, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 7975 Request Routing Redirection October 2016
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