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Wei Ming Hu: Method and apparatus for authenticating a client to a server in computer systems which support different security mechanisms. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, December 17, 1996: US05586260 (454 worldwide citation)

A method and corresponding apparatus for authenticating a client for a server when the client and server have different security mechanisms. An intermediary system known as an authentication gateway provides for authentication of the client using the client security mechanism, and impersonation of t ...


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Barry A Spinney, Robert J Simcoe, Robert E Thomas, George Varghese: Packet format in hub for packet data communications system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, A Sidney Johnston, February 14, 1995: US05390173 (372 worldwide citation)

A packet data communication network employs a local switch, router or bridge device functioning to transfer packets between segments of a larger network. When packets enter this device, an address translation is performed to generate local source and destination addresses which are much shorter than ...


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Frank S Caccavale: System to facilitate efficient utilization of network resources in a computer network. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, October 17, 1995: US05459837 (256 worldwide citation)

In a method and system for monitoring the performance of servers across a network and for suggesting an appropriate server to a client requesting a service, a plurality of probes are placed in various clients in the network by a Broker-Performance Mechanism. The probes request that the servers perfo ...


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William R Shockley, George E Gajnak: Method and system for certificate based alias detection. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, July 9, 1996: US05534855 (255 worldwide citation)

A distributed computer system employs certificate based alias detection to ensure a policy of separation of duties. Biometric information is collected during computer user account creation that is converted to canonical form and digitized. This digitized canonical form, along with account data and a ...


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Mark S Manasse: Method and apparatus for conducting computerized commerce. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, Ronald C Hudgens, Arthur W Fisher, September 1, 1998: US05802497 (162 worldwide citation)

A method of conducting computerized commerce on a number of computer systems connected by a computer network including providing a broker computer system, the broker system having a database of broker scrips, each of the broker scrips representing a form of electronic currency, providing a vendor co ...


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David B Lomet, Russell J Green: Concurrency-control method and apparatus in a database management system utilizing key-valued locking. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, January 16, 1996: US05485607 (131 worldwide citation)

The concurrency-control mechanisms in a database-management system achieves high concurrency by using a lock-mode set larger than that conventionally employed for multi-granularity locking. In a system of key-valued locking in which locks on key-value ranges are acquired separately from the locks on ...


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Shirish S Sathaye, Brendan Hannigan, William R Hawe: Automatic assignment of addresses in a computer communications network. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, May 14, 1996: US05517617 (122 worldwide citation)

The apparatus stores a manual flag having a stored manual flag logic value, and the manual flag is stored in a first non-volatile memory. The apparatus stores a trusted flag having a stored trusted flag logic value, and the trusted flag is stored in a second non-volatile memory. The apparatus is con ...


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Ram Sudama, David L Magid, Kenneth W Ouellette: Mechanism for locating without search discrete application resources known by common name only in a distributed network computing environment. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, January 9, 1996: US05483652 (120 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus facilitating the processing of a request from a client application for a service, or for access to a resource, in a distributed computing environment. A shared repository is organized in such a manner that binding information, defining how a server is accessed, can be stored in ...


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George Varghese, John Bassett, Robert Eugene Thomas, Peter Higginson, Graham Cobb, Barry A Spinney, Robert Simcoe: Device for partitioning ports of a bridge into groups of different virtual local area networks. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, October 5, 1999: US05963556 (99 worldwide citation)

A network device for interconnecting computer networks, the device including a bridge having a plurality of ports through which network communications pass to and from the bridge, the bridge also including a first interface enabling a user to partition the plurality of bridge ports into a plurality ...


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Ram Sudama, David M Griffin, Brad Johnson, Dexter Sealy, James Shelhamer, Owen H Tallman: Method for providing a security facility for a network of management servers utilizing a database of trust relations to verify mutual trust relations between management servers. Digital Equipment Corporation, Kenneth F Kozik, April 8, 1997: US05619657 (84 worldwide citation)

This invention consists of a method for providing security for distributing management operations among components of a computer network using a network of mutually trusting, mutually authenticating management services to dispatch operations to selected host systems. Mutual authentication and trust ...