Systems And Methods For Using A Client Agent To Manage Icmp Traffic In A Virtual Private Network Environment

  • Published: Jul 31, 2008
  • Earliest Priority: Aug 03 2006
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Systems and methods are described for using a client agent executing on a client to send ICMP messages to an appliance connected via a virtual private network Methods include: establishing, via a client agent executing on a client, a transport layer virtual private network connection with an appliance; intercepting, by the client agent at the network layer, an ICMP request originating from the client; and transmitting, by the client agent via a transport layer connection, the ICMP request to the appliance. Addition methods describe determining, by the appliance, the address identified by the ICMP request corresponds to a second client, the second client also connected via a virtual private network to the remote machine; and transmitting, by the appliacne to the second client via the virtual private network connection, the ICMP request. Corresponding systems are also described.

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  • Publication: Jul 31, 2008
  • Application: Aug 2, 2007
    WO US 2007/0075036 W
  • Priority: Aug 3, 2006
    US US 46225306 A

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