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A virtual people networking allows multiple people working for the same organizational organization with similar interests to automatically interface with each other when any one of the people accesses any given one of multiple electronic sites provided through an intranet of the organization. A virtual people networking (VPN) module of the present invention is capable of residing in a storage element coupled to a processor running the VPN module in any one of the multiple systems interconnected within the electronic intra-organizational network. The VPN modules may also reside in a storage element coupled to a processor running the VPN module in a firewall system acting as a gateway between the organizational intranet and the Internet providing access to the World Wide Web (WWW).

Title
Virtual people networking
Application Number
8/885143
Publication Number
5870744
Application Date
June 30, 1997
Publication Date
February 9, 1999
Inventor
David L Sprague
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Intel Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06P 17/30
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