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Title : User Identification on the Internet
Author(s) : R. Penno, A. de Albuquerque
Filename : draft-penno-uid-00.txt
Pages : 12
Date : 05-Feb-01
With the advent of Content Delivery Networks and personalized
services there is a need to uniquely identify a user in oder to
be able to offer customized services and content. Unfortunately,
the IP Internet makes personalizing content and services
difficult for the providers.
With the virtualization of Web resources and the widespread use of
proxies, an IP address no longer uniquely identifies a Web user or
So in oder to uniquely identify a user, the service provider has to
make the identification on the edge (or access) network, before the
user looses his identity in the core of the network. We present
here a overview of these techniques available on the different
types of access networks.
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