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virtual IP address

An IP address that is shared among multiple domain names or multiple servers. Virtual IP addressing enables one IP address to be used when multiple websites are hosted on one server. Virtual IPs are also widely used to balance incoming traffic to multiple servers. The incoming packets are sent to the virtual IP and forwarded to the real IP address of the server targeted to respond.
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The conference was opened with a VIP address from Professor Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Oxford who discussed the need to deliver on the promise of UK lifesciences research and address the very particular challenges presented by the economic downturn.
When users gain access through this VIP address, the AppDirector can determine which applications are available on any given server.