Capability addressable network and method therefor

  • US 6,069,896 A
  • Filed: 10/15/1996
  • Issued: 05/30/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a capability addressable peer-to-peer data communication network, a method of establishing network connectivity comprising the steps of:

  • initiating a setup connection between first and second peers of said network by transmitting an unsolicited message containing an identification of said first peer to said second peer;

    authorizing said second peer to establish said setup connection with said first peer based on said identification of said first peer;

    exchanging needs and capabilities between said first and second peers after establishing said setup connection; and

    selectively processing an addressed service connection in response to said exchange of needs and capabilities.

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