Date Added: Jan 2010
Remote access to distributed hyper-linked information proves to be one of the killer applications for computer networks. More and more content in current inter and intra nets is available as hyper-data, a form easing its distribution and semantic organization. In the framework of the Internet's Web-Portals and Pay-Sites, mechanisms for login based on username and password enable the dynamic customization as well as partial protection of the content. In other applications (e.g. Commercial Intranets) various similar schemes of authentication are deployed.