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1. (WO1998050863) AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS WITH A DOMAIN NAME SERVER

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050863    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/008679
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 30 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G06F 11/34
H04L 29/06
H04L 29/12
Applicants: WHOWHERE? INC.
Inventors: KAPOOR, Rupesh
Title: AN IMPROVED METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS WITH A DOMAIN NAME SERVER
Abstract:
A method for providing Internet protocol (IP) addresses with a domain name server (DNS) for multiple web servers of an Internet host. In one embodiment, each web server of an Internet host having multiple web servers is assigned a relative weight based on the individual processing power of the particular web server. As DNS resolution requests are received (301) from client domains, the DNS returns (303) IP addresses for the web servers such that the total number of times that each IP address of the web server is returned is proportional to the relative weight of each server relative to the total weight of all the servers.