System and method for protocol conversion using facilities and utilities

  • US 6,766,375 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2002
  • Issued: 07/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A communications system comprising:

  • a remote operable to transmit first data in a first protocol;

    a host operable to receive second data in a second protocol; and

    a protocol converter coupled to the remote and the host, the protocol converter operable to receive the first data from the remote, the protocol converter comprising a first facility, a second facility , and a session manager operable to spawn a utility in response to receiving the first data, the utility operable to run as a process on the protocol converter and to translate the first data into the second data, the first facility operable to communicate the first data to the utility, and the second facility operable to communicate to the host the second data translated from the first data by the utility.

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