Computer implemented method and apparatus for enhancing access to a file

  • US 6,408,296 B1
  • Filed: 06/09/1999
  • Issued: 06/18/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of operation of a server computer connected to a client computer by a communications network, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) receiving from the client computer, at the server computer, a logical reference uniquely identifying a file independently of an electronic address at which the file is located;

    (b) determining, at the server computer, an electronic address corresponding to the logical reference; and

    (c) transmitting, from the server computer, the file identified by the electronic address.

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