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The present invention discloses a initializing and reconfiguring a network interface device connecting a client computer system to an external network. The network interface device is configured for the client system by automated procedures and protocols initiated from a remote server. Software programs within the network interface device provide transparent communication between the client computer system and services available on the external network. Similar software programs and a configuration database within the network interface device provide transparent communication between the client computer system and the remote server.

Title
Initializing and reconfiguring a secure network interface
Application Number
8/892301
Publication Number
6073172
Application Date
July 14, 1997
Publication Date
June 6, 2000
Inventor
Joseph John Tardo
Palo Alto
CA, US
Charles A Price
San Jose
CA, US
Jean Marc Frailong
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Freegate Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G60F 13/00
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