Document Type : Research Paper


1 Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Mustansiriyah University, Iraq

2 Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Department of Info-Communications Technology, Minsk, Belarus



Load balancing in internet services acts as a reverse proxy to distribute network bandwidth or application traffic across a number of servers. The decrease of internet route cost calculated from the distance, number of hops, bandwidth capacity, equipment maintenance, power consumption ...etc. is needed to make the network intermediate devices more intelligent. The aim is to make the devices to be self-decision, acting upon data found in network and transport layer protocols (Internet Protocol IP. Transmission Control Protocol TCP, File Transfer Protocol FTP, User Datagram Protocol UDP), delivering the services to the secondary internet (wireless or optical fibers) ISPs. To achieve this target, the use of operation research algorithm, such as linear programming, has been proposed to solve the problem of minimizing transport and distribution cost by developing a technique to overcome the transmission load cost of the path selection. The proposed Efficient Weighted Round Robin Load Balancer EWRRLB will assign different costs to each internet connection based not just on its capacity or priority, but also will take into account the cost of transmission path. This allows load balancer to allocate the best economic path, beside larger share of the bandwidth to certain connections.


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