05708780 is referenced by 1095 patents and cites 8 patents.

This invention relates to methods for controlling and monitoring access to network servers. In particular, the process described in the invention includes client-server sessions over the Internet involving hypertext files. In the hypertext environment, a client views a document transmitted by a content server with a standard program known as the browser. Each hypertext document or page contains links to other hypertext pages which the user may select to traverse. When the user selects a link that is directed to an access-controlled file, the server subjects the request to a secondary server which determines whether the client has an authorization or valid account. Upon such verification, the user is provided with a session identification which allows the user to access to the requested file as well as any other files within the present protection domain.

Title
Internet server access control and monitoring systems
Application Number
8/474096
Publication Number
5708780
Application Date
June 7, 1995
Publication Date
January 13, 1998
Inventor
George Winfield Treese
Newton
MA, US
Andrew C Payne
Lincoln
MA, US
Stephen Jeffrey Morris
Westford
MA, US
Lawrence C Stewart
Burlington
MA, US
Thomas Mark Levergood
Hopkinton
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C
Assignee
Open Market
MA, US
IPC
G06F 13/14
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