Patent Number: 6,307,931

Title: System and method for allowing communication between networks having incompatible addressing formats

Abstract: For use with a network having a limited address format, a system for, and method of, allowing the network to transmit a message to a non-compliant reply-to address without the network and a telecommunications infrastructure employing the same. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) a compliant address generator that generates a spurious surrogate address employable within the network in lieu of the non-compliant reply-to address, the spurious surrogate address complying with the address format of the network and (2) a database manager, coupled to the compliant address generator, that stores a record containing the non-compliant reply-to address and the spurious surrogate address in an associated database to allow the non-compliant reply-to address to be substituted for the spurious surrogate address to permit the message to be transmitted to without the network.

Inventors: Vaudreuil; Gregory M. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: Avaya Technology Corp.

International Classification: H04L 29/12 (20060101); H04M 3/53 (20060101); H04M 3/50 (20060101); H04M 7/12 (20060101); H04M 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018