06308238 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 30 patents.

An adapter card for managing connections between clients and a network server off-loads the connection management burden from the server. The adapter card includes a memory with an embedded proxy application and a communication protocol stack, a processing unit for executing the application code, a network controller for interfacing with an internetwork, and a bus protocol bridge for interfacing with the internal bus of the network server. The proxy application receives client requests on behalf of the server over relatively slow and unreliable network connections, and submits the requests to the server over fast, reliable bus connections. Buffers are allocated to a particular client connection only after it is determined that data will be exchanged between the server and the client.

Title
System and method for managing connections between clients and a server with independent connection and data buffers
Application Number
9/440016
Publication Number
6308238 (B1)
Application Date
November 12, 1999
Publication Date
October 23, 2001
Inventor
William T Weatherford
San Mateo
CA, US
John A Vastano
Santa Clara
CA, US
Eoin B MacDonell
Sunnyvale
CA, US
W Spencer Worley III
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Richard T Burright
San Jose
CA, US
Jack J Smith
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Henneman & Saunders
US
Agent
Larry E Henneman Jr
US
Assignee
Akamba Corporation
CA, US
IPC
H04L 12/54
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