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Method to Differentiate Between Networks Using Icons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032949D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to Differentiate Between Networks Using Icons

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Method to Differentiate Between Networks Using Icons

The problem solved by this invention is to have a better way of identifying a host and the different types of network it support for communication. The approach is to have icons that can be used to represent the different network protocols and applications a host supports. This invention is for a series of icons that can be use to identify the different types of network a host platform supports. Your system can also can be configured in such a way that by clicking on the icon, you will automatically be logged onto system.

The different type of icons can be represented as:
1. An icon with secure socket shell (SSH) for a particular system. This represents a system with SSH configured on that system.
2. An icon with Telnet for a particular system. This represents a system with TELNET configured on that system.
3. An icon with file transfer protocol (FTP) for a particular system. This represents a system with FTP configured on that system.
4. An icon with FTP, TELNET, SSH for a particular system. This represents a system with FTP, TELNET, SSH configured on that system.

The properties dialog for the icon will allow users to configured login, password, environment variables, etc for the particular system.

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