Patent Number: 7,827,235

Title: Service providing system, service providing method, and program of the same

Abstract: A method for controlling a service providing device includes the steps of determining whether the service providing device has already acquired a global address of a client station accessing the service providing device, requesting the client station to notify the global address of the client station when the determining step determines that the service providing device has not yet acquired the global address, and providing the client station with different services based on whether or not the client station notifies the service providing device of the global address in response to the request at the requesting step.

Inventors: Iizuka; Hiroko (Hachiouji, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00