Point-to-point computer network communication utility utilizing dynamically assigned network protocol addresses

CAFC
  • US 6,131,121 A
  • Filed: 09/25/1996
  • Issued: 10/10/2000
  • 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 capable of executing a first process and connecting to other processes and a server process over a computer network, the computer program product comprising a computer usable medium having a program code embodied in the medium comprising:

  • a. program code for transmitting an E-mail signal from the first process to the server process over the computer network, the E-mail signal containing a first network protocol address assigned to the first process upon connection to the computer network;

    b. program code for receiving a second network protocol address from the second process over the computer network, the second network protocol address assigned to the second process upon connection to the computer network; and

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

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