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A system for linking a first computer to a second computer is disclosed. The system of the present invention comprises a network. A first computer is coupled to the network. A second computer is coupled to the network. A server is coupled to the network for receiving a request for direct linking from the first computer and a request for direct linking from the second computer, matching the first computer with the second computer using matching criteria received from the first computer and the second computer, and sending a network address of the second computer to the first computer. The first computer further comprises a circuit for establishing a communication link with the second computer.

Title
Network architecture to support multiple site real-time video games
Application Number
8/238477
Publication Number
5586257
Application Date
May 5, 1994
Publication Date
December 17, 1996
Inventor
Stephen G Perlman
721 Tiana La., Mountain View, 94041
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
IPC
H04L 12/00
A63F 9/24
A63F 9/22
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