Point-to-point internet protocol

CAFC
  • US 6,108,704 A
  • Filed: 09/25/1995
  • Issued: 08/22/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer program product for use with a computer system, the computer system executing a first process and operatively connectable to a second process and a server over a computer network, the computer program product comprising:

  • a computer usable medium having program code embodied in the medium, the program code comprising;

    program code for transmitting to the server a network protocol address received by the first process following connection to the computer network;

    program code for transmitting, to the server, a query as to whether the second process is connected to the computer network;

    program code for receiving a network protocol address of the second process from the server, when the second process is connected to the computer network; and

    program code, responsive to the network protocol address of the second process, for establishing a point-to-point communication link between the first process and the second process over the computer network.

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