Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 The early days of content delivery over the Internet
1.2 The World Wide Web – where it came from, what it is
1.3 The evolution of content networking
1.4 The diversity of interests in content networking
Chapter 2 Content Transport
2.1 Protocol architecture and design paradigms of the Internet
2.2 The Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP)
2.3 Multicast transport
Chapter 3 Caching Techniques for Web Content
3.1 Local Caching
3.2 Motivation and Goals of Web Caching
3.3 Basic Operation of a Shared Web Cache
3.4 Cachability Considerations
3.5 Placing a Cache in the Network
3.6 The Evolution of Caching Systems - Networks of Caches
3.8 Caching Challenges and Myths
Chapter 4 Caching Techniques for Streaming Media
4.1 Streaming Media
4.2 Protocols for Streaming Media
4.3 Caching Techniques for Streaming Media
4.4 Case studies
Chapter 5 Navigating Content Networks
5.1 The Domain Name System
5.2 Layer 4-7 Request Switching
5.3 Global Request Routing
5.4 Case studies
Chapter 6 Peer-to-Peer Content Networks
6.1 What are Peer-to-Peer networks?
6.2 Technical Challenges in Peer to Peer Networks
6.3 6.4 Case Studies
6.5 Business aspects
Chapter 7 Interactive Content Delivery - Instant Messaging
7.1 Instant Messaging defined
7.2 Internet-based Instant Messaging
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Markus Hofmann is Director of Services Infrastructure Research at Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies. He received his PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1998 and joined Bell Labs Research the same year. Markus is known for his pioneering work on reliable multicasting over the Internet and for defining and shaping fundamental principles of content networking. He is Chair of the Open Pluggable Edge Services (OPES) Working Group in the IETF since it was chartered in 2002. More recently, Markus' work has extended into the areas of VoIP and converged communications. Markus is also on the Editorial Board of the Computer Communications Journal and has published numerous papers in the multicasting and content delivery area. His PhD thesis won the 1998 GI/KuVS Award for best PhD thesis in Germany in the area of Telecommunications, and also the 1998 FZI Doctoral Dissertation prize awarded by the German Research Center for Computer Science.
Leland Beaumont consults on quality management and product development. Prior to that, he was responsible for specification and verification of content delivery products at Lucent, including web caching and content network navigation. After graduating with highest honors from Lehigh University, he received his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He has worked in the data communications product development industry for more than 30 years.
"This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in understanding the rationale and technology driving the evolution of the Web. I especially liked the way the authors tie together the various elements and protocols that make up content distribution systems over the Web."
--Prof. Dr. Ralf Steinmetz, Head of Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
"Finally, there is a comprehensive and authoritative text on all aspects of content delivery networking, the true Intelligent Network of the Internet! I will certainly use this book in teaching graduate students."
--Igor Faynberg, Technical Manager, Internet Standards, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
"This book closes a major gap in current literature: it gives a comprehensive overview of all aspects of content delivery networks. It is easy to read, yet provides an in-depth understanding of the algorithms and communication protocols involved."
--Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Director, Computer Networks and Multimedia Technology Research Group