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URL login Patent #: 5864676
ApplicationNo. 976406 filed on 11/21/1997
US Classes:709/203, Client/server709/205, Cooperative computer processing709/217REMOTE DATA ACCESSING
ExaminersPrimary: Bayerl, Raymond J.
Assistant: Thai, Cuong T.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG06F 003/00
AbstractAccess to the Internet is provided using a plurality of bookmark sets. A plurality of bookmark sets are stored in a computer system having a browser, each bookmark set including a respective set of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). One of the bookmark sets is designated as an active bookmark set in the browser. Browser based access to the Internet is allowed according to the URLs in the active bookmark set. When a request to retrieve an Internet file from a designated URL is detected, e.g., by hyperlink, the designated URL is checked against the URLs in the active bookmark set. Only if there is a match between the designated URL and a respective URL in the active bookmark set is the request allowed to proceed. The creation of as well as other actions on a bookmark set is associated with one or more passwords.