Systems and methods for providing content and services on a network system

  • US 8,156,246 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2011
  • Issued: 04/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/08/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for redirecting a computer in communication with a network, comprising:

  • a network access management system including at least one processor and at least one communications port, the network access management system configured to process an incoming request from the computer over the network for access to an external server that is outside of the network; and

    a portal page redirection unit in communication with the network access management system, wherein the portal page redirection unit is configured to send, to the network access management system, redirection data identifying a portal page server, the portal page server being different from the external server;

    wherein the network access management system sends to the computer an outgoing response based on the redirection data, the outgoing response configured to be responsive to the incoming request from the computer by pretending to be the external server in completing a connection handshake with the computer, and further by including a source address corresponding to the external server, whereby the outgoing response appears to have originated from the external server, and the outgoing response configured to cause the computer to initiate a second request for content from the portal page server.

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