Data communications system using e-mail tunnelling

  • US 20060085503A1
  • Filed: 05/20/2003
  • Published: 04/20/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2002
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of communicating data through a firewall, from a first software process on a first machine to a second software process on a second machine, the method comprising:

  • receiving data for communication at said first software process;

    encoding said received data as an e-mail message;

    sending said e-mail message including said encoded data from said first software process to said second software process through said firewall;

    receiving said e-mail message including said encoded data at said second software process;

    decoding said encoded data in said e-mail message using said second software process; and

    outputting said decoded data from said second software process;

    and wherein said receiving at said first software process, said encoding and said sending are implemented by said first software process without user intervention;

    and wherein said receiving at said second software process, said decoding and said outputting are implemented by said second software process without user intervention.

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