DHC load balancing algorithm

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Bernie Volz  , Robert Stevens  , Ted Lemon  , Steve Gonczi 
Last updated 1999-10-21
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This draft proposes a method of algorithmic load balancing that enables multiple, cooperating servers to decide which one should service a client, without requiring participating servers to exchange information. It proposes a computable server selection mechanism for the DHCP or DHC Failover Protocol. In addition, it provides for the use of the same mechanism to govern the target server selection of a forwarding agent such as a BOOTP relay.


Bernie Volz (volz@process.com)
Robert Stevens (robs@cruzio.com)
Ted Lemon (mellon@isc.org)
Steve Gonczi (gonczi@process.com)

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