Client side socks server for an internet client
||US United States of America
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
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, United States of America
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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|
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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
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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