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Publication Date: 2005-Aug-15
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This invention streams application data with handheld communication devices levels of security using relay and existing enterprise firewalls access points. It takes advantage of streaming through already defined and opened ports. Billing and provisioning are tied together depending on the method of distinguishing the user’s bills. There are two different methods of billing: explicit and implicit. An explicit billing system is where for a single product code, the carrier can apply incremental billing plans. An implicit billing system relies only on a separate product code specifically for handheld communication device and streaming data. This method of billing is simpler and less flexible. A technical option to be considered is a routing device modem whose data path is via a Network Operation Centre (NOC). This NOC may be hosted by the wireless network carrier or an Application Service Provider (ASP). If the ASP hosts the solution, there is an opportunity of incremental revenue for offering a streaming service.

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            PRIORITIZING OCSP RESPONSES System and Method for Prioritizing Status Responses Based on Trust Disclosed Anonymously

Using various certificate status protocols such as OCSP and CRL, it is found that certain situations will arise where the inventor(s) want(s) to prioritize the results from each protocol and server in such a manner as to choose the best one.

The current device expects only one status back from a Mobile Data Service (MDS) and as such, one is required to pick the best one on the MDS. To solve this problem, the inventor(s) created two levels of priorities with respect to the status returned from each protocol and server. The first level is based on the actual status.

Priority of each value is the ordering of: UNKNOWN, GOOD, and REVOKED. If they have the same status, then one goes to the second level. This level indicates that trust that one associates with the source of that status. The inventors(s) came up with four possible values, which are in terms of priority: OCSP with Issuer, CRL Verified, CRL Unverified, OCSP Stand Alone.

OCSP with Issuer indicates that the response came from an OCSP server where the issuing certificate was the same as the issuer of the certificate in which we are checking the status. CRL Verified means that a CRL was downloaded, and the signature on the CRL was verified. CRL Unverified is the same as CRL Verified, except that the signature was not verified (not because the verification failed, but because user does not have t...