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Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference (LISA '98)

Design and Implementation of an Administration System for Distributed Web Server

C. S. Yang and M. Y. Luo - National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, R.O.C.


The explosive growth of the World Wide Web has raised great concerns regarding many challenges - performance, scalability and availability of the Web system. Consequently, Web site builders are increasingly to construct their Web servers as distributed system for solving these problems, and this trend is likely to accelerate. In such systems, a group of loosely-coupled hosts will work together to serve as a single virtual server. Although the distributed server can provide compelling performance and accommodate the growth of web traffic, it inevitably increases the complexity of system administration. In this paper, we exploit the advantages of Java to design and implement an administration system for addressing this challenging problem.

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