A Proxy-Based Personal Portal
Herman Chung-Hwa Rao, Yih-Farn Chen, Network Services Research Center, United States ; Ming-Feng Chen, Josie Chang, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Current portal services usually require a user to offer private information such as stock portfolio data or calendar events as a requirement to obtain useful services. Due to the ever increasing concerns over the lack of privacy protection on many web sites, such practices are becoming less attractive. This paper presents a personal portal implementation based on a client-side proxy server. Private information such as a user's web access history and stock portfolio is kept by the proxy, which uses agents to combine such information and rich content returned from portal companies to return personal and useful information to the user. We describe the architecture of the personal proxy server and several additional services that can be provided through this middleware approach.
Rao, H.C.H., Chen, Y.F., Chen, M.F. & Chang, J. (1999). A Proxy-Based Personal Portal. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 913-918). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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