Ipnet gateway

  • US 6,421,732 B1
  • Filed: 10/06/1998
  • Issued: 07/16/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for establishing communication with a first entity inside a network, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a first address request originating from outside said network, said first address request includes a request for an address of said first entity, said first address request identifies said first entity with a domain name for said first entity;

    responding to said first address request, including providing a first address that is not unique to said first entity within said network;

    receiving a request for communication with said first entity, said request for communication is from a second entity; and

    establishing communication between said first entity and said second entity if said second entity caused said first address request.

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