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Joseph M Crichton, Peter F Garvin, Jeffrey W Staten, Waiki L Wright: Method and apparatus for lightweight secure communication tunneling over the internet. International Business Machines Corporation, H Daniel Schnurmann Esq, Whitham Curtis & Whitham, August 15, 2000: US06104716 (256 worldwide citation)

A lightweight secure tunneling protocol or LSTP permits communicating across one or more firewalls by using a middle server or proxy. Three proxies are used to establish an end-to-end connection that navigates through the firewalls. In a typical configuration, a server is behind a first firewall and ...


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Joseph M Crichton, Schuman Min Shao, Jeffrey W Staten: Method and apparatus for tunneling TCP/IP over HTTP and HTTPS. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham Curtis & Christofferson PC, November 20, 2003: US20030217149-A1

A tunneling infrastructure provides TCP port forwarding from a client running on a client network to a server running on a server network, where the client and servers can be behind separate firewalls. To tunnel TCP, a “server socket” capability is provided, allowing the client to establish a connec ...