Method for providing media communication across firewalls

  • US 8,607,323 B2
  • Filed: 04/11/2012
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for routing information packets across a firewall to a packet-based communication network, the system comprising a media proxy router, the media proxy router comprising:

  • a network interface configured to;

    receive a create-pinhole request;

    signal a firewall in response to the create-pinhole request to create a pinhole address in the firewall; and

    receive a first information packet to be transmitted across the firewall via the pinhole address; and

    a packet processor coupled to the network interface and configured to;

    replace an address in the information packet address header information with the pinhole address created in the firewall; and

    forward the information packet via the network interface to a destination address across the firewall using the pinhole address.

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