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Re: What to call that direction/redirection/routing thing
At 12:09 PM 11/8/00, Fred Douglis wrote:
>I think I missed the call when the name changed to 'steering' and I, too, was
>taken aback by the change.
I suggested steering because redirection somehow seemed to imply some
kind of reconsideration of where a request should be sent. I believe
the CDN actually guides the request in the right direction. The term
redirection somehow feels like a correction for some earlier decision.
In fact, in a particular use case, i.e., the HTTP redirect mechanism,
this was the intended use, viz., sending back a client to the correct
web server to handle a fault condition.
Having seen some of the objections to the word steering, I would like
to suggest guidance as in:
> a. "the system guides the request to the surrogate"
> b. "a guide decides which surrogate to use"
> c. "guidance is different from distribution"
Also, Guidance Peering does not seem to be too hard on the ears.
my 2 cents....