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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
Remote reconfiguration of a secure network interface
Application Number
9/435014
Publication Number
6496858 (B1)
Application Date
November 5, 1999
Publication Date
December 17, 2002
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
US
Assignee
Tut Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/177
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