The invention provides a method wherein a first network node advertises available resources that a second network node may use to offload network node functions transparently to the first network node. Examples of the first network node are a client device (e.g. PC, notebook, tablet, smart phone), a server (e.g. application server, a proxy server, cloud location, router). Examples of the second network node are an application server, a cloud location or a router. The available resources may be located in the first network node or at another network node remote to the first network node.
free text keywords: Informatics, Infrastructures, Information Society, Communication & Information, BIS - Business Information Services, TS - Technical Sciences, G06F 9/50, H04L 29/08