Patent Number: 7,827,303

Title: Loop protection for a protective proxy

Abstract: Protective proxies are used to shield a destination agent from undesirable source agents or transactions. Because protective proxies are usually tied to one but sometimes more fixed destination agents, they are usually configured directly to the destination agent. As a result, many protective proxies are lightweight and allow the destination agent to manage the protocol. As a result, a catastrophic condition can occur if the protective proxy is inadvertently misconfigured so that a connectivity loop occurs. A low level loop detected can be incorporated into the protective proxy. Alternatively, a loop detector which augments the existing application layer protocol can also be employed in a protective proxy.

Inventors: Lu; Haw-minn (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Engate Technology Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

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