I have the following problem:
I have a server application for remote content conversion of audio, video and image files. This server class has a communication protocol which works via SocketChannels and which consists of 6 steps:
1: Client sends header info
2: Server sends Ok
3: Client sends binary stream(file to be converted)
4: Server sends header info
5: Client sends Ok
6: Server sends binary stream (converted file)
This I got to work perfectly. Now however, I need to get it to work as a distributed application. This means I need to implement multiple servers running this server application, with the clients connecting to those servers in an intelligent way (so as to distribute the load as evenly as possible).
I thought of doing this with a sort of proxy, where all the clients connect to a single proxy server which then redirects them to the correct server. I can't figure out how to do this correctly though. All the data I can find on the internet is about HTTP proxies, and that's not what I'm talking about here.
I'm trying to setup a pure socket proxy...
If anyone has any ideas on this, that would be great.
So what is the URL for this fantastic forum of yours you're harping on about?
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