System and method of messaging and obtaining message acknowledgement on a network

DC CAFC
  • US 7,631,079 B1
  • Filed: 05/21/2007
  • Issued: 12/08/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/21/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for managing messaging on a limited-area network comprising:

  • a network management device attached to a wide area network;

    a limited area network attached to said network management device, said limited area network capable of connecting network devices identified by a unique attribute to said network management device;

    a controller attached to said network management device;

    wherein said controller authenticates a particular network device identified by its unique attribute;

    wherein responsive to authenticating said particular network device identified by its unique attribute, said controller creates a first access rule within said network management device for said particular network device;

    wherein said network management device provides a level of access to a wide area network from said limited area network to said particular network device pursuant to said first access rule;

    wherein responsive to a message sent to said particular network device identified by its unique attribute, said controller creates a second access rule within said network management device for said particular network device;

    wherein said second access rule limits access to the wide area network by said particular network device identified by its unique attribute more than said first access rule;

    wherein said network management device provides a level of access to said wide area network from said limited area network pursuant to said second access rule until said message sent to said particular network device is acknowledged by a user of said particular network device; and

    wherein responsive to said user acknowledging said message, said network management device provides a level of access to said wide area network from said limited area network pursuant to said first access rule.

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