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Domain Based Cloaking

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011585D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This disclosure provides a mechanism to allow PC to enable cloak UUID & MAC address for applications while allowing management applications to use UUID & MAC address for manageability. It creates domain based cloaking. The Universal Unique ID (UUID) is a 16 byte unique number for every PC built. Since the UUID is part of the system it has become a standard way to identify PCs. The MAC address is unique for each and every Ethernet/Token Ring network controller and is assigned by the IEEE. This provides a mechanism to simultaneously allow the UUID and MAC address to be in "Cloak" mode for external internet traffic while allowing "non-cloak" mode for internal management applications.