System and method employing an agile network protocol for secure communications using secure domain names

  • US 8,560,705 B2
  • Filed: 01/03/2012
  • Issued: 10/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A client device comprising:

  • (a) memory configured and arranged to facilitate a connection of the client device with a target device over a secure communication link created based on (i) interception of a request, generated by the client device, to look up an internet protocol (IP) address of the target device based on a domain name associated with the target device, and (ii) a determination as a result of the request that the target device is a device with which a secure communication link can be established;

    (b) an application program configured and arranged so as to allow participation in audio/video communications with the target device over the secure communication link once the secure communication link is established; and

    (c) a signal processing configuration arranged to execute the application program.

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