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Configure Media Flow Controller as a Mid-Tier Proxy
Service providers are using 3-tier architectures de-coupling front end servers from back-end storage servers by deploying mid-tier proxies. Mid-tier proxies reduce network latency, save bandwidth costs, offload origin servers, and scale front-end server throughput. Media requests are handled by front-end servers, supporting multiple protocols, that issue HTTP fetch requests to Media Flow Controller mid-tier proxy, instead of to origin servers. Media Flow Controller serves the content just as an origin server would in a network without mid-tier servers.
You can configure Media Flow Controller as a mid-tier proxy via a namespace setting. In this deployment, you must also configure user browsers to point at the Media Flow Controller; domain and match uri-prefix settings are generally irrelevant and can be set to any and / (slash), respectively. If you have multiple namespaces, set a low precedence (10 is the lowest) so incoming requests can pass to namespaces with specific uri-prefix matches (instead of / that accepts all incoming requests).
Create a namespace with domain any, match uri / precedence 10 and origin-server http absolute-url.
Configure your browser to point at the Media Flow Controller. In Internet Explorer™, you do this through the Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN settings page. In Mozilla Firefox™, use the Tools > Advanced > Network > Connection Settings page.
In this way, any connections to the Internet go through Media Flow Controller to the appropriate namespace rather than this one.

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