Super Sparrow enables users to load balance traffic between
geographically separated points of presence by finding the site
network-wise closest to clients. This is done by accessing
BGP routing information, the information that determines the path
that traffic will take on the internet.
Super Sparrow forms part of
Super Sparrow is designed to work with other
components of VAnessa, including
Uses BGP routing
information to determine which point of presence a client
should connect to.
Routing information can be obtained from
a Route Server running
enables Super Sparrow enhanced sites to used DNS to communicate
which server a client should connect to.
enables Super Sparrow to be integrated
into applications that can communicate using stdio.
This can be used to tie Super Sparrow directly into
The Apache HTTP Server.
to enable applications to be integrated with Super Sparrow.
Code is Open Source.
Version 0.0.0 is currently available from the
For example network topologies and configuration files
please see the sample configuration.
Gloabally Distributed Content
is a paper on the technology behind Super Sparrow and
and its implementation.
Copyright © 2000 Horms
Last Updated: Thu Nov 13 16:35:25 2003