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Loop Detection in Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) (RFC8586)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000258276D
Original Publication Date: 2019-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Apr-25

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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Authors:
S. Ludin M. Nottingham N. Sullivan

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Abstract

This document defines the CDN-Loop request header field for HTTP. CDN-Loop addresses an operational need that occurs when an HTTP request is intentionally forwarded between Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), but is then accidentally or maliciously re-routed back into the original CDN causing a non-terminating loop. The new header field can be used to identify the error and terminate the loop.