A split protocol technique for web server migration

B. S. Rawal, R. K. Karne, A. L. Wijesinha, H. Ramcharan, S. Liang

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Abstract

Reliability, availability and survivability are important characteristics of Web servers that enable them to provide continual service to clients. Server migration is one of the many approaches used to improve the reliability of Web servers. We propose a novel technique for migrating Web servers that is based on protocol splitting, wherein two servers, a connection server and a data server, function as a single logical server. The technique extends splitting by having the connection server dynamically transfer a TCP connection to another connection server with no client involvement. We describe an implementation of the migration technique and present preliminary performance results using bare PC Web servers in a LAN environment with Linux routers. The connection transfer is achieved by means of an additional inter-server packet and a script to modify a routing table. The results indicate the feasibility of adapting this approach in the future to work with conventional (non-bare) servers on the Internet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMASS 2012 - 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467324335
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2012Oct 11 2012

Publication series

NameMASS 2012 - 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems
Volume2012-January

Other

Other9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period10/8/1210/11/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Rawal, B. S., Karne, R. K., Wijesinha, A. L., Ramcharan, H., & Liang, S. (2012). A split protocol technique for web server migration. In MASS 2012 - 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2012 - 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems; Vol. 2012-January). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MASS.2012.6708528