Method for providing media communication across firewalls

  • US 8,166,533 B2
  • Filed: 08/15/2003
  • Issued: 04/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A packet-based communication network for communication through a communication network gateway comprising:

  • a firewall on the communication network gateway for securing communications to and from the network;

    a communication device on the communication network connected to the firewall by a communication link;

    a trusted entity linked to the firewall by a communication link, said link allowing information packets to be sent to a first communication pinhole through the firewall to the communication device; and

    said trusted entity replacing an address designation in the address header of one of said information packets with an address designation for the first communication pinhole so the information packet can be transmitted through said pinhole to said communication device.

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