|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||707/689; 707/770; 707/822|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 0|
A method of distributing a data item to a plurality of computers in a network of computers. A data item is divided into a plurality of segments. Each segment is stored on at least one computer in said network. A list of computers onto which each of said segments has been stored is maintained. When a data item is requested, its component segments are obtained from at least two computers in the network. Some of the computers may form a peer-to-peer network.
We claim: 1. A computer-implemented method of distributing a data item in a network of computers, the method comprising the steps of:(A) dividing the data item into a plurality of segments;(B) hardware in combination with software determining a plurality of segment identifiers, said plurality of segment identifiers comprising a segment identifier for each particular segment of said plurality of segments, the segment identifier for each particular segment being based, at least in part, on a first given function of the data comprising said particular segme...