Wire protocol for a media server system

  • US 6,339,794 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/1995
  • Issued: 01/15/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a computer network having a client on a first computer and a media server for storing data on a second computer, a method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a wire protocol that facilitates creation of connections between the media server and the client;

    using the wire protocol to create a control connection between the media server and the client to facilitate exchange of control information between the media server and the client, the control connection utilizing a first transport protocol; and

    using the wire protocol to create a data connection between the media server and the client to facilitate the exchange of data between the media server and the client at a rate based upon a rate at which the client consumes the data, the data connection using a second transport protocol distinct from the first transport protocol.

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