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Peer cache filling

The embodiments provide peer cache filling. The peer cache filling allocates a set of caching servers to distribute content in response to user requests with a limited first subset of the set of servers having access to retrieve the content from an origin and with a larger second subset of... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Stream boundary marking for dynamic content replacement

The implementation provides for controlled dynamic content replacement within media content. The media content is encoded in its original form with markers marking segments for time or condition triggered replacement. Each marker is provided a type. A request link is generated for requesting the media content. The link encodes control... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Dynamic initial congestion window modification

Some embodiments increase throughput across a connection between a host and a client by initializing the congestion window for that connection dynamically using a previously settled value from a prior instance of the connection established between the same or similar endpoints. An initialization agent tracks congestion window values for previously... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Encodingless transmuxing

An encodingless transmuxer produces a manifest file and segments for streaming media content over different streaming protocols without encoding or otherwise modifying the binary data from the original encoding of the media content file. The transmuxer detects key frame positions from the media content file metadata. The transmuxer maps segment... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Network failover and loop detection in hierarchical networks

Some embodiments provide loop detection and loop prevention mechanisms for messaging passing in between peers in a multi-tier hierarchy. In some embodiments, the messaging header is modified to track which peers have received a copy of the message. Each peer appends its identifier to the message header before passing the... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Automatically detecting and correcting missing and misconfigured security attributes

Some embodiments provide automated and intelligent security configuration at the network edge. A server tasked with distributing content provider content automatically detects and modifies attributes in the content provider content in order to close potential security vulnerabilities prior to redistributing that content on behalf of the content provider to different... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Multi-tenant over-the-top multicast

Some embodiments provide a multi-tenant over-the-top multicast solution that integrates the per user stream customizability of unicast with the large scale streaming efficiencies of multicast. The solution involves an application, different multicast groups streaming an event with different customizations, and a manifest file or metadata identifying the different groups and... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Methods and systems for altering video clip objects

The present disclosure relates generally to content delivery techniques in audio-visual streaming systems. The techniques include altering video or audio portions of media content based on user input or interaction. The techniques further include altering text or messaging distributed to multiple users based on user input.... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

End-to-end content delivery network incorporating independently operated transparent caches and proxy caches

Some embodiments provide an end-to-end federated CDN solution that assimilates a transparent caching server that is operated by a transparent caching server operator into a CDN that independently operates CDN caching servers. Specifically, the logs from the transparent caching server are assimilated into the CDN by aggregating the logs from... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Purging failover through application controlled transit selection

Some embodiments provide redundancy and failover for accelerating and improving the processing of commands across a distributed platform. A distributed platform administrative server distributes commands to different distributed platform points-of-presence (PoPs) for execution. The administrative server distributes the commands over a first set of transit provider paths that connect the... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Deterministic multifactor cache replacement

Some embodiments modify caching server operation to evict cached content based on a deterministic and multifactor modeling of the cached content. The modeling produces eviction scores for the cached items. The eviction scores are derived from two or more factors of age, size, cost, and content type. The eviction scores... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Automatic detection and mitigation of security weaknesses with a self-configuring firewall

Some embodiments provide a self-configuring firewall for automatic detection and mitigation of security weaknesses. The self-configuring firewall performs passive and active vulnerability detection. Passive detection involves scanning software resources and configurations under firewall protection for vulnerabilities present in the software and software configurations. Active detection identifies vulnerabilities by subjecting the... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Cache optimization based on predictive routing

The embodiments implement file size variance caching optimizations. The optimizations are based on a differentiated caching implementation involving a small size content optimized first cache and a large size content optimized second cache optimized. The first cache reads and writes data using a first block size. The second cache reads... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Methods and systems for advanced content cacheability determination

The embodiments provide systems and methods for efficiently and accurately differentiating requests directed to uncacheable content from requests directed to cacheable content based on identifiers from the requests. The differentiation occurs without analysis or retrieval of the content being requested. Some embodiments hash identifiers of prior requests that resulted in... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Probabilistic http request routing

Some embodiments perform probabilistic request routing in addition to or instead of deterministic request routing. The probabilistic request routing is based on probabilistic models that predict the type of content being requested based on commonality in elements between different requests directed to the same type. The probabilistic models accurately route... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Origin controlled attack protections in a distributed platform

Some embodiments provide an origin whose content is distributed by a third party content distributor control over invoking attack protections from the third party content distributor. The origin independently monitors requests and messaging the content distributor passes to the origin as a result of the content distributor needing to retrieve... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Network connection hand-off and hand-back

Some embodiments provide a director agent, a server agent, and a specialized hand-off protocol for improving scalability and resource usage within a server farm. A first network connection is established between a client and the director agent in order to receive a content request from the client from which to... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Partitioned serialized caching and delivery of large files

Some embodiments provide partitioned serialized caching and delivery of large sized content and files. Some embodiments partition requests for large sized content into segment requests with each segment request identifying a different byte range of the requested content. Each segment request is hashed to identify a particular server from a... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Distributed rate limiting

Some embodiments provide distributed rate limiting to combat network based attacks launched against a distributed platform or customers thereof. The distributed rate limiting involves graduated monitoring to identify when an attack expands beyond a single server to other servers operating from within the same distributed platform distribution point, and when... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Network failover and loop detection in hierarchical networks

Some embodiments provide loop detection and loop prevention mechanisms for messaging passing in between peers in a multi-tier hierarchy. In some embodiments, the messaging header is modified to track which peers have received a copy of the message. Each peer appends its identifier to the message header before passing the... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Multi-layer multi-hit caching for long tail content

Some embodiments provide an optimized multi-hit caching technique that minimizes the performance impact associated with caching of long-tail content while retaining much of the efficiency and minimal overhead associated with first hit caching in determining when to cache content. The optimized multi-hit caching utilizes a modified bloom filter implementation that... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

End-to-end certificate pinning

Some embodiments implement end-to-end certificate pinning for content intake from various content providers and for content distribution to various end users. To ensure secure retrieval of content provider content, the content distributor pins the content provider to one or more certificate authorities. Accordingly, the content distributor only retrieves content from... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Selective bandwidth modification for transparent capacity management in a carrier network

Some embodiments provide a capacity management agent that modifies bandwidth that is allocated between an end user and a carrier network by caching requested content that is streamed at a first rate and then providing the cached content to the end user through the carrier network at a second rate.... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Intelligent predictive stream caching

Some embodiments provide intelligent predictive stream caching for live, linear, or video-on-demand streaming content using prefetching, segmented caching, and request clustering. Prefetching involves retrieving streaming content segments from an origin server prior to the segments being requested by users. Prefetching live or linear streaming content segments involves continually reissuing requests... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Automatic detection and mitigation of security weaknesses

Some embodiments provide a self-configuring firewall for automatic detection and mitigation of security weaknesses. The self-configuring firewall performs passive and active vulnerability detection. Passive detection involves scanning software resources and configurations under firewall protection for vulnerabilities present in the software and software configurations. Active detection identifies vulnerabilities by subjecting the... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc

Automatically detecting and correcting missing and misconfigured security attributes

Some embodiments provide automated and intelligent security configuration at the network edge. A server tasked with distributing content provider content automatically detects and modifies attributes in the content provider content in order to close potential security vulnerabilities prior to redistributing that content on behalf of the content provider to different... Verizon Digital Media Services Inc








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