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Distributed Resolution of Host IP Addresses for Isolated Networks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016268D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a program used to manage IP Address information for remote networks (caused by Firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, etc) and eliminate the dependency on remote Domain Name System (DNS) servers for IP Address resolution. This program provides a method to: (a) to dynamically manage IP address information at the client workstation as opposed to a DNS server (e.g. "push data") (b) to enable users to pro-actively update IP address information (e.g. "pull data") (c) to allow users to send IP address information to others (e.g. "send data")