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Media exchange system and process

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WO2001075652A3
WO2001075652A3 PCT/US2001/010546 US0110546W WO2001075652A3 WO 2001075652 A3 WO2001075652 A3 WO 2001075652A3 US 0110546 W US0110546 W US 0110546W WO 2001075652 A3 WO2001075652 A3 WO 2001075652A3
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media
exchange
database
user
servers
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PCT/US2001/010546
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French (fr)
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WO2001075652A2 (en )
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Kevin Smilak
Ilya Haykinson
Michael Todd
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Ct Span Comm Corp
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L29/00Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/02Communication control; Communication processing contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/06Communication control; Communication processing contains provisionally no documents characterised by a protocol
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRICAL DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor ; File system structures therefor
    • G06F17/30017Multimedia data retrieval; Retrieval of more than one type of audiovisual media
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L29/00Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/12Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents characterised by the data terminal contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/12009Arrangements for addressing and naming in data networks
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L29/00Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/12Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/00 - H04L27/00 contains provisionally no documents characterised by the data terminal contains provisionally no documents
    • H04L29/12009Arrangements for addressing and naming in data networks
    • H04L29/12594Arrangements for managing names, e.g. use of aliases or nicknames
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L61/00Network arrangements or network protocols for addressing or naming
    • H04L61/30Arrangements for managing names, e.g. use of aliases or nicknames
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L67/00Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications
    • H04L67/10Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network
    • H04L67/1002Network-specific arrangements or communication protocols supporting networked applications in which an application is distributed across nodes in the network for accessing one among a plurality of replicated servers, e.g. load balancing
    • H04L67/1004Server selection in load balancing
    • H04L67/1006Server selection in load balancing with static server selection, e.g. the same server being selected for a specific client
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L61/00Network arrangements or network protocols for addressing or naming
    • H04L61/30Arrangements for managing names, e.g. use of aliases or nicknames
    • H04L61/306Name types
    • H04L61/3065Application layer names, e.g. buddy name, unstructured name chosen by a user or home appliance name

Abstract

A media exchange system for facilitating the exchange of media files over a distributed electronic network, such as the Internet, comprises a load balancer for directing incoming requests from user computers to any of multiple media exchange servers. The media exchange servers connect to a concurrent access media database storing names and keyword information for media files of visiting users. The visiting users can simultaneously browse or conduct keyword searches of the media database. The search results are returned to the requesting user in the form of a list of media files and associated user addresses where such media files are located. Client-side software at the user computer then oversees a file transfer in a peer-to-peer transaction over the distributed electronic network, bypassing the media exchange web site. Each media exchange server may include a new record buffer for temporarily storing new records to be added to the media database when a new user logs on, and a record inserter which periodically adds the new records to the media database in a single database transaction. An exchange router may be used to facilitate media file transfers between members connected to different media exchange servers. Alternatively, a hierarchical tree architecture may include leaf node servers each having a local media database of a subset of all the logged on members for speeding up response time, and upper tier media exchange servers having more complete information that may be searched if necessary.
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