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Using the TCP/IP port number as a service request indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013462D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Most TCP/IP proxy gateways (for example an HTTP Web proxy) between two networks operate according to the following steps: 1) the originating client makes a connection to the proxy 2) some proxy-specific protocol exchange happens between the client and the proxy during which the client informs the proxy where its final desired destination (on the "far side" network) is. 3) the proxy establishes a connection between itself and the remote destination