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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 1 Issue 2, November 2001

HTTP Cookies: Standards, privacy, and politics
David M. Kristol
Pages: 151-198
DOI: 10.1145/502152.502153
How did we get from a world where cookies were something you ate and where "nontechies" were unaware of "Netscape cookies" to a world where cookies are a hot-button privacy issue for many computer users? This article describes how HTTP "cookies" work...

The architecture of robust publishing systems
Marc Waldman, Aviel D. Rubin, Lorrie Faith Cranor
Pages: 199-230
DOI: 10.1145/502152.502154
The Internet in its present form does not protect content from censorship. It is straightforward to trace any document back to a specific Web server, and usually directly to an individual. As we discuss below, there are valid reasons for publishing a...

On balancing the load in a clustered web farm
Joel L. Wolf, Philip S. Yu
Pages: 231-261
DOI: 10.1145/502152.502155
In this article we propose a novel, yet practical, scheme which attempts to optimally balance the load on the servers of a clustered Web farm. The goal in solving this performance problem is to achieve minimal average response time for customer...