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Design, implementation, and evaluation of a client characterization driven web server

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Design, implementation, and evaluation of a client characterization driven web server
In earlier work we proposed a way for a Web server to detect connectivity information about clients accessing it in order to take tailored actions for a client request. This paper describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of such a working system. A Web site has a strong incentive to reduce the `time-to-glass' to retain users who may otherwise lose interest and leave the site. We have performed a measurement study from multiple client sites around the world with various levels of connectivity to the Internet communicating with modified Apache Web servers under our control. The results show that clients can be classified in a correct and stable manner and that user-perceived latency can be reduced via tailored actions. Our measurements show that classification and determination of server actions are done without significant overhead on the Web server. We explore a variety of modified actions ranging from selecting a lower quality version of the resource to altering the ...
Balachander Krishnamurthy, Yin Zhang, Craig E. Wil
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Year 2003
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Authors Balachander Krishnamurthy, Yin Zhang, Craig E. Wills, Kashi Venkatesh Vishwanath
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