WO2006003069A1 - Method and device for establishing and operating an anonymous communication link - Google Patents

Method and device for establishing and operating an anonymous communication link

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WO2006003069A1
WO2006003069A1 PCT/EP2005/052658 EP2005052658W WO2006003069A1 WO 2006003069 A1 WO2006003069 A1 WO 2006003069A1 EP 2005052658 W EP2005052658 W EP 2005052658W WO 2006003069 A1 WO2006003069 A1 WO 2006003069A1
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Ralf Neuhaus
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
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Abstract

The invention relates to a method and a device for establishing and operating a communication link, whereby a first communication partner is displayed on a net-based information site (IS) by a first symbol and whereby the establishment of the communication link to the first communication partner is initiated by a second communication partner who accesses the first symbol, an anonymous designation (VK 1) of the first communication partner being used as the first symbol. The communication link is a data stream-oriented real-time communication link. During signaling and during operation of the communication link, the second communication partner is displayed at the first communication partner's end as a second symbol, said second symbol being an anonymous designation of the second communication partner.

Description

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METHOD AND DEVICE 2um CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A CATION anonymous KOMMUNI¬ CONNECTION

The invention relates to a method for constructing and operating Be¬ a communication link according to the preamble of claim 1 and means for establishing and operating a communication link according to claim 15 °.

For the exchange of information is often used Informations¬ sides, which are held ready in a data network for retrieval and be of a variety users by means of its communication terminal (computer) is loaded and read. A well-known example of such Information pages are the web sites on the Internet that can be accessed world a virtually unlimited number users.

The information sites on the Internet are often used for communication between individual users, spielsweise the so-called. "Chat", where individual users may exchange among themselves as a communication partner targeted messages off. As an alternative to the "chat function" Be¬ to user via electronic messages ( "email") ge aims to deliver messages, provided they are in possession of per¬ sonal communication address (email address) of the other user or the communication terminal or its e-mail messages mailbox are. alternately send long as two users each other electronic messages, you can also speak at da¬ of a communication link.

One particular application of information pages is the Internet-trading, including so-called serve. Internet auctions. Da¬ provided for, information, for example the goods to be sold, on a corresponding information site for retrieval. If a user decides to buy the product, the user can pass on the information page in the possession of the communication address (email address) of the provider and enter into contact with it. Frequently, however, desired to contact before the close of trading with the seller (supplier) of the product in contact to clarify, for example, details of the offer. For this communication is, however, desirable that a user is not in the possession of the communication address (eg email address) arrives from the vendor to the abusive Nut¬ wetting the communication address to prevent.

A well-known provider of information pages for the intermetallic net trading, the company Ebay, where on the site served by the company Ebay information pages of the offering user (seller) by an anonymous symbol ( "Nick¬ name") is displayed and any other user (prospective) by accessing the icon ( "mouse-click") can initiate sending a message to the seller. In order for a message is delivered to the seller, without revealing the prospects the actual communication address (email address) of the seller, by directing the Nach¬ by the party concerned in the vendor's server input (eg Ebay) and from this server using a stored real communication address (email address) of the seller will be shipped to this. The ger at the Empfän¬ the message (seller) is displayed "sender" while the real communication address (email address) of the anfra¬ constricting user, so that the seller that user di- rectly can respond by e-mail ,

About the information page so a text-based Kommu¬ can nikationsverbindung be set up between two users, and while sending the first message to the sender Ie diglich an anonymous designation (symbol nickname) is known from the seller. The seller is the true "Identi¬ ty" that is the real communication address of the potential buyer, however, immediately after receiving the first e-mail message known, and is still the potential buyer after the receipt of the reply e-mail message also known seller's real communication address. However, it has become known loading communication addresses can also be outside the intended Internet commerce (Internet auction) use, increasing the risk of misuse is be¬. Another disadvantage of the tion part by the known Informa¬ initiated communication links is the restriction to text-based communication, so the medium of e-mail messages or the "chatting". Although two users can by means of exchanged e-mail messages spielsweise their phone numbers or phone numbers of a Vi¬ deokonferenz facility see austau- as communication addresses, but even with these exchanged Kommunikationsad¬ ests (phone numbers, or other), the risk of abuse given bräuchlichen use -. The same applies when Aus¬ exchange such as the IP addresses of the computers used by the users, with the help of a computer-aided can build video telephony connection, spielsweise using the well-known program "Microsoft Net¬ Meeting".

So it is an object to make rait- means of information pages initiated Kommunikationsverbindun¬ gen safer and improve the exchange of information between users of information pages of the present invention.

The object is achieved for the method by the features of independent claim 1 and the device by the features of the independent patent claim 15.

The solution provides a method for constructing and operating ei¬ Ner communication link, wherein a first communication partner is indicated by a first symbol on a network-based information side, by a second communication partner by referring to the first symbol of the signaling of the communication link at the first communication partner is initiated, wherein the communication link between the first and the second communication partner is established after confirmation of the signaling by the first communication partner, and wherein as the first symbol an anonymous designation of the first Kommunikati¬ onspartners is used. In this case, as the Kommunikati¬ is onsverbindung a stream-oriented real-time communications link used and methodology used during signaling and during operation of the communication link as a second icon is displayed at the first communication partner to the second Kommunikati¬ onspartner, wherein as the second symbol an anonymous designation the second is munikationspartners there are suitable used.

The solution further provides a means for establishing and operating a communication link, wherein the Kommu¬ nikationsverbindung an anonymous Kommunikationsverbin¬ dung is terminal between a first and a second communication, with a receiving means for receiving ers¬ ter to the communication connection belonging first data ¬ packets of the second communication terminal, wherein the first data packets comprise an anonymous receiver Kommunikationsadres¬ se, is furnished with a memory device for storing a mapping table, the mapping table of Zu¬ ests order between real and anonymous Kommunikationsad¬, with a processing unit for addressing the first data packets to a first Kommu¬ nikationsendgerät associated real receiver communication address, which is accessed for addressing each of the Zuordnungsta¬ beauty, and with a transmitting device for sending the processed by the processing unit of the first data packets to the first communication terminal an¬ hand the real receiver communication address, wherein the data to be sent packets have an anonymous sender address. Advantageous embodiments of the inventive method are stated in the dependent claims 2 to 14, wherein the features shown and described advantages sinn¬ mutandis to the inventive device. The inventive device is further configured advantageously by the features of dependent claim ab¬ sixteenth

The first symbol is advantageously associated with a display, wherein the display is used for showing a presence state of the first communication partner, and wherein the presence state of at least dergibt the accessibility of the first communication partner for the communication connection wie¬. This unsuccessful attempts to establish a communication link can be avoided, and vice versa - for "available" communication partner - can thus an¬ to be geregt, taktieren the potential communication partners kon¬.

An anonymous communication initiated with the method onsverbindung is advantageous for communication between Be¬ users of the information page uses, a particularly common application is when the Informations¬ page is used for the processing of internet auctions or Internet commerce. Users are therefore by application of the method to fertil communication partners.

In cases in which the communication terminals (users' computers or the like) for the communication link of the other application programs are required to be by way of loaded parts of the program on the information page to communication terminals of communication partners advanta-, wherein the real-time communication connection by the respective Kommu¬ nikationsendgerät by means of the loaded program parts is run durch¬. Advantageously those parts of the program may form part of the In¬ used by the respective users ternet display program ( "Browser") are; Such integrier¬ cash program parts are also known as "plug-ins" and are a proven and popular method to extend the functionality of software-based applications.

A particular user comfort while maintaining anonymity of the communication partner results when is displayed in the operation of the communication link at the second there are suitable munikationspartner the first communication partner as the first symbol. It is advantageous to the first symbol a first anonymous receiver communication address associated so that be by accessing the symbol "in the background", for example by a zent¬ rale device, builds aufge¬ the communication link to the associated with the first symbol first communication partner can.

A computer networks, particularly the Internet, commonly used form of communication is the voice data telephony, or VoIP (VoIP = Voice over Internet Protocol). In the VoIP connections that can audio connections, fertilize Videoverbin- or be combined or other compounds, it is also called stream-oriented real-time communication links because end devices data streams are exchanged each with voice data packets over a packet switched network between the communication. can drive the comparison thereby apply particularly advantageous in that dung for stream-oriented real-time Kommunikationsverbin¬ a first part of data stream from a second Kommunika¬ tion terminal of the second communication partner to a ers¬ tes communication terminal of the first communication partner is sent, the first sub- data stream consists ketene of first Datenpa¬, which are each provided with the first anonymous Emp¬ catcher communication address, and the first data packets are routed by the second communication terminal to a central facility, wherein by the central Ie device, the first data packets to a real Kommuni¬ cation address addresses the first communication terminal and forwarded to this. Because the Addressing of the data packets with the real recipient communication address for sending the data packets is done by the communication terminal of the sending user, but at a later date, the real receiver communication address needs in the communication terminal of the sending user be stored , wo¬ by the misuse of the real recipient communication address is avoided.

When ver¬ in the weitergelei¬ to the first communication terminal ended first data packets as a first sender communication address of an anonymous sender address turns, reaches the first communication terminal and da¬ not in the possession of the real consignor communication address and the user, thus it is protected from a mis- bräuchlichen use.

The process is particularly easy to carry out when it is accessed for the addressing of the first data packets to a Zuordnungstabel- Ie in which the anonymous communication receiver address is associated with the real receiver communication address.

The data packets can be easily edited by the sender address by the central facility to the first data packets a rea¬ le sender communication address by the anonymous Ab¬ is replaced. Thus the central Einrich¬ is already processing in regard to the relation between the real Absen¬ the communication address, anonymous sender address, whereby the "rear stream" (second data packets) is easy to process.

When a second voltage is used Zuord¬ table for replacing the sender address in the real sender communication address associated with the anonymous sender address, the central facility can Adressumwer- gen tung bewerkstelli¬ simply by accessing this table.

The anonymous Koπunαunikationsverbindung is completed advantageous dung to a bi-directional anonymous Kommunikationsverbin¬ by discourages the first Kommunikationsendge- second data packets are sent to the central facility, which are provided with the anonymous sender address and from the central facility using the information read from the second mapping table real sender communication address will be forwarded to the second communication terminal, wherein the anonymous receiver communication address of the first communication terminal is used for the forwarded second data packets as a second sender communication address.

The central facility works more effectively by the first and second mapping table bank be formed by a common Daten¬.

The inventive device can simultaneously process both directions of the bi-directional anonymous Kommunikations¬ connection by the means for receiving, processing and for forwarding to the communication connection belonging to and from the first Kommunikationsendge¬ advises shipped second data packets is established, wherein the second data packets by the processing addressed to the second communication terminal.

Embodiments of the method according to the invention are explained below with reference to the drawings and serve gleich¬ time of explaining an embodiment of an inventive device.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a schematic representation of an information page with a first icon shown as partners Kommuni¬ cation and an associated display for the presence status of this communication partner, and

2 shows a first schematic representation and a second communication terminal to a central facility and a database and with partial speech data streams.

1 shows a network-based information page IS is schematically illustrated, which is adapted for offering an article in a data network (Internet). Any user-zer the information page IS they can view and disposed thereon controls access ( "Button", "links"). Of course, the information page IS can also be completely used for other purposes; which is hereby geschilder¬ te method for establishing a communication connection remains unaffected. On the information page IS a symbol Sl is shown, which is formed by an activatable ( "clickable") lettering, said Schrift¬ train an anonymous designation VK_1 ( "Nick Name") for den¬ jenigen first communication partner ( "VK_1" = Seller 1 ), the offering of the products to be sold, which is defined with the Artikelbe¬ write-AB for sale. The Sl symbol is extended by a display PSl showing the Presence state by the seller or his communication terminal. The display can thereby Toggle assume different states, such as "on", which stands for "online" and aus¬ expresses that the seller is achievable. Other states can express that the seller does not er¬ reichbar ( "offline") is that the condition is not known or even that the first communication partner (seller) only via a particular medium, such as e-mail is achievable. The symbol Sl is also extended with a button KV with which a viewer of the information page can initiate the IS Auf¬ construction of a communication link to the first Kommunikati¬ onspartner. Instead of a combination of the symbol S, the display PSI and the KV button these three functional elements may be separately or in combination ande rer or performed in a different technical Reali¬ tion or representation.

Another DL ( "Download") button is labeled with the Be¬ schriftung "GET PL-I" and provides users and potential future communication partners (eg In¬ ested) the possibility of software on their Kommunikati¬ onsendgeräte (eg computers) to transfer and bring the implementation, these software is here be¬ from program parts that are needed to build and operate a datenstromori- oriented real-time communication connection. wants to update if a communication partner with its Kommunikationsend¬ device is not required on these software features or such, he may be replaced by "Ankli¬ CKEN" refer to the DL button. In this Ausfüh¬ insurance for the order-related parts of the program as so-called acting. "Plug-ins", ie program sections which are integrated after being loaded into an Internet Anzeigeprograπun ( "browser") of the communication onsendgerätes (computer) of the user. Of course, "independent" communication applications may be obtained in this way and used for the communication link as an alternative.

In the following, with reference to Figure 2, the structure and the Be¬ operating a communication link between a first communication terminal eGl of the first communication partner and a second communication terminal EC2 of the second there are suitable munikationspartners explained. This assumes that the Com¬ computer used as communication terminals eGl, EC2 (other types of Kommunikations¬ are alternatively available end devices such as IP phones, Pocket computers, mobile phones, wireless devices, PDAs, etc.) already for real communication links (VoIP connections) are ein¬ addressed and that the applications running on the computer intermetallic net display programs ( "browser") already have available through the information page iS program parts (plug-ins).

Instead of the described in the following speech connection can, of course, as real-time communication connection, a video connection, a real-time text communication

( "Email") or other real-time communications connection can be used.

The network-based information page IS is in the communication terminal EC2 of the second communication partner shows ange¬, wherein said second communication partner to build ei¬ ner communication connection to the first communication partner, which is represented by the symbol Sl, herzustel¬ len wishes. The "plug-in", which on the communication terminal eGl expires, or a similar computer program Ü monitors the operating state of the communication terminal eGl and thus the availability of the first Kommunikationspart¬ agent and reports this condition to a web server on which the information page iS is stored.

Alternatively, the first communication partner can also "manu¬ ell" choose an entry on his communication terminal eGl about to be displayed state.

The state of the communication terminal eGl (and thus of the first communication partner) here is "online", so er¬ reichbar, and therefore a corresponding thereto state is represented by displaying PSI. This indicates to the second communication partner that the first communication partner can be reached, and therefore activated with a selection means (Mouse pointer) which is provided with the text "CALL" button KV. The "clicking" the KV button causes activation of the "plug-ins" of the communication terminal EG2, whereby a Datenka¬ from the communication terminal EG2 is opened nal to the central device ZE. The zent¬ rale device ZE is identical to the web server in the present embodiment, on which the Informations¬ IS page is stored; the functions can of course also separated on the network map. The Web server is the platform for the electronic Han¬ del to which the information page IS heard and what the subject matter defined by the item description AB an¬ is offered.

sent via the data channel, the plug-in a signaling message to the central facility ZE, wherein the Sig- nalisierungsmeldung as a call destination to the first symbol associated anonymous designation ( "alias") comprising at ru¬ fenden first communication partner. The anonymi¬ catalyzed designation, so the character "VK_1" is, in a first mapping table of the database DB with the real recipient communication address, so with a Kommunikations¬ address of the communication terminal eGl linked and thus for the central device ZE accessible. is sierungsmeldung in the signaling as "sender" the real sender records communication address of the communication terminal EG2 comparable. By the central facility is accessed the database DB after receiving the signaling message, in a second mapping table is stored and in which nikationsendgerätes the real sender communication address of the Kommu¬ EG2 an anonymous sender address of the second communication partner is assigned.

The central facility ZE now exchanged in the Signalisie¬ approximately message the real sender communication address of the there are suitable munikationsendgerätes EG2 against the anonymous Absenderad- ress of the second communication partner, addressed by access to the first mapping table the Signalisie¬ approximately message to the communication terminal and EGL sends said signaling message then to the real recipient communication address of the communication terminal eGl.

Alternatively, you can create nalisierungsmeldung approximately message to the one described here, "remodeling" of the signaling of course a new Sig¬ also based on the empfan¬-related information and on the basis of gespeicher¬ in the database DB th data by the central device ZE.

The signaling message is now terminal by the Kommunikations¬ eGl received and goods through the installed there Soft¬ when the communication "plug-in" processed. The fact is signaled to the first communication partner visually and acoustically, an incoming "call", a second icon is displayed as the calling "consignor" wherein the second symbol an anonymous designation of the second Kommunika¬ is tion partner. This anonymous name is in this case the "nickname" of the second Kommunikations¬ partners, this "nickname", the user name (pseudonym) of this second communication partner (eg Internet auction house) is in connection with the formation In¬ page IS.

The first communication partner accepts by pressing a "call acceptance" -Schaltflache the incoming call to thereby egg ne further signaling message is generated and the Kommu¬ nikationsendgerät eGl to the central device ZE versen¬ is det. This further signaling message as a reference comprises the information about the fact that it is a Ant¬ word for an assumed reputation is, namely fertil in conjunc- with the anonymous sender address of the second there are suitable munikationspartners and with the real receiver communication address of the communication terminal EGL. Al¬ tively the anonymous name of the first communication can be sent nikationspartners as the sender address instead of the real receiver communication. The further signaling message is captured by a emp¬ entspre¬ sponding receiving device of the central device ZE and processed by the processing unit of the central Ein¬ direction ZE such that (if any) the real address of the receiver communication device Kommunikationsend¬ EGL by the anonymous designation of first communication partner is replaced and on the further signaling message to the real communication address ( "sender communication address") of the addressed Kommunikationsendgerä- tes EG2 and is sent to this. This Bear¬ processing due course, access to the Da¬ tenbank DB and the data stored therein mapping tables. The processed further signaling message is received from the communication terminal EG2 and processed, whereby an anonymous bidirectional communication link between the communication partners is set up. In the framework of this communication link first data packets with payload information (audio data, etc.) from the terminal to the communication terminal Kommunikations¬ EG2 eGl ship, and vice versa second data packets in the reverse direction. Analogous to the processing of signaling messages to be processed in each case the first and second data packets by the central device ZE, so that none of the Kommunikationspart¬ ner each becomes aware of the actual communication address of the communication terminal of the other communication partner.

The first data packets, in the present exemplified embodiment of the communication terminal EG2 with the partial data stream DSLA transmitted to the central device ZE where this first data packets are misiert with respect to their sender anonymous and by means of the partial data stream dSLB by the central device ZE be transmitted to the communication terminal eGL. Similarly, the second data packets from the communication terminal eGl are transmitted via the sub-data stream DS2a to the central device ZE, there anonymous with respect to their sender and transmitted to the communication terminal EG2 by means of the partial data stream DS2b. This er¬ a completely anonymous Kommunikationsver¬ are binding.

Alternatively, the anonymity of the first data packets can be¬ already in the communication terminal EG2 done by the anonymous Bezeich¬ voltage of the second communication partner or its Kommuni¬ used cation EG2 terminal as "sender" of the first data packets. The same applies to the second data packets that are sent from the communication terminal eGl.

In cases where sufficient lower security requirements, can be applied to the central device ZE, which for the respective data packet originating communication terminal EGl, EG2 also serves as a "proxy server", be dispensed with. Then installed on the respective communication terminal eGl, EC2 software can access the correlated with the information page IS database DB, the data packets in each case of each case other communication terminal eGl, address EC2 and the data packets thus will ship with the real receiver communication address, without that the real recipient communication address for the respective transmitting Kommu¬ nikationsendgerät EGl, EG2 appears. In these cases, the real receiver communication address is indeed processed by the other communication terminal eGl, EC2, but not displayed. It is also possible with the shown An¬ order, only either the first or the zwei¬ th data packets by means of the central device ZE bezüg- lent anonymizing its sender, and each ande ren data packets either by the central device ZE non- anonymous forwarding or non-anonymous be transmitted directly from the transmitting communication terminal to the received communication terminal.

The complete anonymity of the communication link in the present embodiment, a service that involves the use of the central device ZE or Informations¬ page IS as a "proxy service", which use the central device of the provider of the central Ein¬ direction as ZE fee-based service can be offered. So using this service and possibly also the reference of the program parts can be ( "plug-ins") assigned a kostenpflich¬ term registration or a usage-based fee, which advantageously together with ande ren for the use of the information page IS ren raised due allowance is retracted. Depending on the use of anonymous

(Partial anonymity, complete anonymity) are of the seller of the central device ZE different high prices fixed.

may be properly tables stored in the database DB first and second Zu¬ also in the form of a single entire mapping table. In addition, in the database DB advantageously also the pending communication links based on registration names ( "Call-ID 1 s") REGIST riert.

Claims

claims
1. A method for establishing and operating a Kommunikations¬ connection, wherein a first communication partner shows ange¬ by a first Sym¬ bol (Sl) on a network-based information page (IS), where (by a second communication partner by accessing the first symbol Sl), the signaling of the communication link after confirmation of the signaling, the communication link between the first and the second communication partner is established by the first communication partner is initiated at the first communication partner, and wherein as the first symbol (Sl) an anonymous Bezeich¬ voltage (VK_1) is used the first communication partner, characterized in that as the communication link is used, a data stream-oriented real-time communication link, and onsverbindung in signaling and in the operation of Kommunikati¬ at the first communication partner, the second communication Spartn wherein as the second symbol is used an anonymous designation of the second communication partner it is displayed as a second symbol.
2. The method according to claim 1, characterized in that the first symbol having a display (PSL) is linked, wherein the display showing a presence state (ON) of the first communication partner is used and the presence state (ON) at least dergibt the accessibility of the first communication partner for the communication connection wie¬.
3. A method according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that the communication link for communication between Be¬ users of the information page (IS) is used.
4. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the information page (IS) nen for processing Internetauktio¬ or Internet trading is used.
5. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that on the information side (IS) to a first Kommunikati¬ onsendgerät (EGL) of the first communication partner and / o- of a second communication terminal (EG2) of the second there are suitable loaded munikationspartners program parts wherein the real-time communication connection by the respective Kommu¬ nikationsendgerät (EGl, EG2) by means of parts of the charged Programm¬ is performed.
6. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that is displayed in the operation of the communication link at the second communication partner, the first communication partner as the first symbol (Sl).
7. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the first symbol (Sl) a first anonymous receivers ger communication address is associated.
8. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that for the data-stream-oriented real-time communication link, a first part stream (DSIA dSLB) from a second communication terminal (EG2) of the second communication partner to a first Kommunikations¬ terminal (EGL) of the first Sending communication partner, the first part-stream (DSIA dSLB) consists of first data packets th, which are each provided with the first anonymous Emp¬ catcher communication address and the first data packets by the second Kommunikationsendge¬ advises (EG2) to a central device (ZE) are passed, wherein by the central device (ZE), the first data packets are to a real communication address of the first communication terminal (eGL) addressed and this weitergelei¬ tet be.
9. The method according to claim 8, characterized in that in to the first communication terminal (EGL) weitergelei¬ ended first data packets as a first sender communication address ver¬ an anonymous sender address is spent.
10. The method according to any one of claims 8 or 9, characterized in that is accessed for the addressing of the first data packets to a first mapping table in which the anonymous receiver communication address associated with the real receiver communication address.
11. The method according to claim 9, characterized in that by the central device (ZE) in the first ten Datenpake¬ a real sender Koπimunikationsadresse by the anomalous nymisierte sender address is replaced.
12. The method according to claim 11, characterized in that a second allocation table is used for replacing the sender address in the real sender
Communication address associated with the anonymous sender address.
13. The method according to any one of claims 8 to 12, characterized in that from the first communication terminal (EGL) second Datenpake¬ te to the central device (ZE) are made, which are provided with the anonymous sender address and (from the central facility ZE) (of the second communication terminal using the data read from the second mapping table real sender communication address EG2) are passed, wherein the anonymous receiver is used communication address of the first communication terminal (eGL) for the forwarded second data packets as a second sender communication address.
14. A method according to any one of claims 12 or 13, when dependent on claim 10, characterized in that the first and second mapping table by a gemein¬ same database (DB) are formed.
15, means for establishing and operating a Kommunikati¬ onsverbindung, wherein the communication link an anonymous Kommu¬ nikationsverbindung between a first and a second communication terminal (EGl, EG2) is provided with a receiving means for receiving first to the there are suitable munikationsverbindung belonging first data packets of the zwei¬ th communication terminal (EG2), the first Datenpa¬ kete have an anonymous receiver communication address up, voltage table with a memory device for storing a Zuord¬, wherein the mapping table of mapping zwi¬'s real and anonymous communication addresses einge¬ directed is with a processing unit for addressing the first Da¬ tenpakete to a first communication terminal (eGL) zu¬ parent real receiver communication address, which is accessed for addressing each of the mapping table, and with a transmitting device for sending the d hrough the Verar¬ beitungseinheit processed first data packets to the first communication terminal (EGL) based on the real receiver communication address, wherein the data to be sent packets have an anonymous sender address.
16. A device according to claim 15, characterized in that the means for receiving, processing and Weiter¬ line belonging to the communication link and packets from the first communication terminal shipped second Daten¬ is arranged, wherein the second data packets after processing to the second A communication terminal (EG2) are addressed.
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