Eddie What is Eddie?: Enhanced DNS Server 

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Enhanced DNS

For server sites distributed over a city, a country, or even the world, Eddie's Enhanced DNS allows the entire distributed web server capacity to be usable. The individual sites may have different numbers of servers, different vintages of computer, even different operating systems.

The load information passed between servers at a site is processed locally and summary information passed to each Eddie Enhanced DNS server, across the Internet if necessary.

The Eddie Enhanced Domain Name Service package dynamically balances client domain name resolution requests across all sites in the distributed server, and more specifically, across each Front End within each site. The balancing is performed to keep each site working at approximately the same fraction of its overall capacity, rather than equalising the number of requests sent to each site, as occurs with Round Robin based schemes. This ensures maximum efficiency of Front End Server resources within each site.