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HTTP Cookies: Standards, privacy, and politics
David M. Kristol
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
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
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...