05721818 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 6 patents.

A system and method for enabling a file server to service a plurality of physical networks, wherein each of the networks has a network protocol of the same type. The system and method comprises a single instance of a filing protocol, and an object-oriented class for implementing a session protocol. The system and method further comprises means for invoking a plurality of session protocol instances, where each one of the plurality of session protocol instances corresponds to one of the plurality of physical networks. Each one of the plurality of session protocol instances services the corresponding physical network and communicates with the single instance of the filing protocol, which enables the single instance of the filing protocol to service the plurality of physical networks.

Title
Method and system for enabling a file server to service multiple networks of the same network protocol family by invoking multiple instances of a network session protocol
Application Number
8/591860
Publication Number
5721818
Application Date
January 25, 1996
Publication Date
February 24, 1998
Inventor
Kazuhisa Yanagihara
Santa Cruz
CA, US
Michael Vierling
San Francisco
CA, US
Mohammad Hanif
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Sawyer & Associates
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/163
G06F 13/00
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