Remote reconfiguration of a secure network interface

  • US 6,496,858 B1
  • Filed: 11/05/1999
  • Issued: 12/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of reconfiguring a network interface device coupled between a first network and a second network, said method comprising:

  • associating a first time window with a reconfiguration notification message;

    initiating reconfiguration of the network interface device by a remote server; and

    sending said reconfiguration notification message to said network interface device if said network interface device is eligible for reconfiguration, wherein said reconfiguration notification message is sent through a public key/private key encryption mechanism established between said remote server and said network interface device.

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