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Title: US7020700: Client side socks server for an internet client

Country: US United States of America

 
Inventor: Bennett, Craig Alan; Round Rock, TX, United States of America
Lita, Christian; Austin, TX, United States of America
Peterson, James Lyle; Austin, TX, United States of America
Thompson, Joseph Raymond; Round Rock, TX, United States of America

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, United States of America
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Published / Filed: 2006-03-28 / 1997-02-28

Application Number: US1997000808286

IPC Code: Advanced: G06F 15/173;
Core: G06F 15/16;

U.S. Class: 709/224; 709/223;

Field of Search: 380/049 395/200.76,36,34,49,53,61,187.01 345/329 370/392,356 358/400 379/88.22 455/4.2 709/245,228,227,217,226,229,233,203,236 713/201

Abstract:     An Internet client is provided with a SOCKS server. The client comprises a processor having an operating system, and a suite of one or more Internet tools. The SOCKS proxy server includes means for intercepting and servicing connection requests from the Internet tools. Preferably, the proxy server has a predetermined Internet Protocol address, preferably the loopback address. If the loopback address is not available on the protocol stack, a redirecting mechanism is used to redirect connection requests associated with stale IP addresses to a current IP address. The SOCKS server includes a filtering mechanism for filtering connection requests to particular servers, and a monitoring mechanism for monitoring network IP activity.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Yee, Duke W. ; LaBaw, Jeffrey S. ; Nichols, Michael R. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Harvey, Jack; Vu, Thong

Family: None

First Claim:
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    1. A method of managing connection requests from an Internet application supported on a client, the client connectable to a server via a computer network, the method comprising the steps of:

supporting a SOCKS server on the client;

configuring the application to send a connection request to the SOCKS server; and

having the SOCKS server service the connection request locally by creating a dial-up connection between the client and the computer network, establishing a network address for the client, sending data from the application to the server, receiving information from the at least one server sent to the network address and providing the information from the server to the application.



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