Uniform network access

  • US 6,519,625 B1
  • Filed: 05/12/1999
  • Issued: 02/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a communications network comprising a plurality of network access devices, an improved network access mechanism enabling the plurality of network access devices to communicate directly with each other, the network access mechanism comprising:

  • a plurality of network access devices accessible via a communications network; and

    executable software stored on each network access device, wherein the software is executable on demand, the software operative with a network access device to enable the network access device to;

    display a registry of resources available on the plurality of network access devices;

    associate a personal network address with each available resource, wherein the personal network address comprises an internet protocol address portion and a port number portion; and

    establish a direct communications link between one network access device hosting an available resource and another network access device utilizing the personal network address.

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