05754774 is referenced by 355 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method, apparatus and program product for increasing the performance of a client/server system having a client application resident on a first computer and communicating with a server application resident on a second computer remote from the first computer. The client application and the server application utilize a client/server independent communication protocol for communication between the client and the server and at least one segment of the communication between the client application in the first computer and the server application in the second computer occurs over an external communication link. The method, apparatus and program product intercept communications in the client/server independent communication protocol originated by the remote client prior to transmission of the communications on the external communication link and convert the communication originated by the client to a second client/server specific communication protocol. The converted communication is transmitted over the external communication link and received from the communication transmitted over the external communication link. The communication received over the external communication link is converted from the client server specific communication protocol to the client/server independent communication protocol and the communication originated by the remote client is provided to the server in the client/server independent communication protocol. Differencing, caching or protocol reduction techniques increase performance over the external communication link. The applications may be a web browser and a web server and may communicate over a wireless communication link.

Title
Client/server communication system
Application Number
8/601804
Publication Number
5754774
Application Date
February 15, 1996
Publication Date
May 19, 1998
Inventor
David Bruce Lindquist
Raleigh
NC, US
Barron Cornelius Housel III
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Michael Levi Fraenkel
Raleigh
NC, US
Reed Richard Bittinger
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Jerry W Herndon
Assignee
International Business Machine
NY, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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