SYSTEM AND METHOD EMPLOYING AN AGILE NETWORK PROTOCOL FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS USING SECURE DOMAIN NAMES

  • US 20120102204A1
  • Filed: 12/28/2011
  • Published: 04/26/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of connecting a first network device and a second network device, the method comprising:

  • receiving, from the first network device, a request to look up a network address of the second network device based on an identifier associated with the second network device;

    determining, in response to the request, whether the second network device is available for a secure communications service; and

    initiating a secure communication link between the first network device and the second network device based on a determination that the second network device is available for the secure communications service;

    wherein the secure communications service uses the secure communication link to communicate at least one of video data and audio data between the first network device and the second network device.

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