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ClosestNode.com provides a simple, easy to use service for large-scale distributed applications that require a fast and accurate way to map the closest application server to each client without any client side changes.

It works by redirecting DNS requests for yourdomain.closestnode.com to the closest server to the client that submitted the DNS request. The closest node selection is provided by a network location service called Meridian, and requires no changes to the clients, and minimal changes to the servers.

This service is provided free of charge, and serves as a demonstration of current research at Cornell University.

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