Point-to-point internet protocol

CAFC
  • US 6,701,365 B1
  • Filed: 06/30/1999
  • Issued: 03/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer program product for use with a server operatively coupled over a computer network to a plurality of processes, the computer program product comprising a computer usable medium having program code embodied thereon the program code comprising:

  • a. program code configured to receive the current network protocol address of one of the processes coupled to the network, the network protocol address being received by said one of the processes from an Internet access server;

    b. program code configured to receive an identifier associated with said one process; and

    c. program code configured to receive queries for one of the network protocol address and the associated identifier of said one of the processes from other processes over the computer network at the server, and to allow the establishment of a packet-based point-to-point communication between said one of the processes and one of said other processes.

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